About Coillte

Coillte's History

Established under the Forestry Act 1988, Coillte commenced trading in 1989 when it acquired ownership of the State's forests. 

Coillte is a private limited company registered under and subject to the Companies Acts 1963-86. All of the shares in the company are held by the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine and the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform on behalf of the Irish State.

Coillte’s Board of Directors are appointed by the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine.