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Timber growers' bible an essential on bookshelves of forest enthusiasts

One of the very last official functions carried out by Shane McEntee TD, the late junior minister at the Department of Agriculture, was to launch the Forestry and Timber Yearbook 2013.

Typical of the man, he travelled to Dublin from his Meath constituency that day specifically to launch the yearbook as he had made a commitment to do so, and despite the fact that he was, as it later so tragically transpired, clearly in a state of deep personal trauma.

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