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It all starts with the Trees at FOCS

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FOCS promoting sustainable forest management

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About the FOCS

FOCS is one of Ireland’s leading Co-Operatives. It was founded in 2013 by the members for the members with a strong foundation in transparency and openness. Our ethos is ‘Members First’ working on all issues of sustainable forest management. We are a unique members’ resource that shares industry experience and best practice and is run by forest owners for the benefit of forest owners.

We are a Co-operative with a vision, working towards a prosperous, inclusive resilient forestry industry. We catalyse the rapid changing needs of a rural farming community across sectors by working with all those interested in forestry and general farming.

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Why Join Our Forestry Co-op?

FOCS is member owned operated business, we exercise co-op member power in negotiating with contractors, transport and timber buyers. FOCS members have the power to maximise the economic, environmental and social benefits that can be delivered by forestry in the home and export market. FOCS is a forestry co-op with vision, leadership, competitiveness providing real time forest services.

Our Values

Co-operation, Integrity, Excellence, Quality, & Innovation

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Our Services

All Forest Management Services, Certified Training, Knowledge Transfer & Lifelong Learning Initiatives

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Our Standards

Excellence and Quality

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People Power

Members, Associates, Individuals

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Our Expert Team

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Tim McCarthy


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Michael Greaney

Board Member

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Abraham Kingston


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Edward Jermyn


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Dr. Kathryn O’ Donoghue


1,000 trees planted

for members

100,000 acres managed

for our members

250 Members across

across 15 counties

4,000 tonnes of carbon

offset by our forests

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News & Articles

27 Sep 2021

The Importance of Forestry Biodiversity and Agri-environments in Ireland.

Forest biodiversity refers to all life forms found within forested areas and the ecological roles they perform. It not...

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24 Feb 2021

Forest industry tells government how sector can be saved

Tim Mc Carthy Chairman of Forest Owners Co-operative Society (FOCS) and forest owner who is currently waiting on a...

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05 Jan 2021

Forest owners warn of damage risk for their unfelled trees

Private forest owners have warned they could face average losses as high as €100,000, if trees lose condition, or...

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