Senator Pippa Hackett, Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine with responsibility for forestry, has announced the commencement of the annual tax-free forestry premium payments for 2022. The payments will issue this week to forest owners who applied for their payments through the Department’s Online Services website:

Minister Hackett said:

“I am delighted to announce that payment of annual forestry premiums of just under €29m are commencing this week to over 8,200 landowners. Issuing these payments early each year is a priority for my Department and I am delighted it has been achieved on schedule again this year. These payments are tax free and guaranteed for 15 years to each individual forest owners and I would encourage other landowners to actively consider planting a new woodland. It has huge environmental and economic benefits for the owner and for wider society and can complement a productive farming enterprise. Farm forestry is the model that all farmers should consider”

If our clients have not received their 2022 premium, please do not hesitate to contact our head office on 021-2355300 and we will be happy to assist you.

The full press release is available on the Department of Agriculture’s website –

John Roche, William Merivale and Alan Egan