Hedge Cutting Season now Closed

The hedge cutting season is over. Today, Tuesday, 1 March is the first day of the bird nesting season, during which hedges must not be cut. Catherine Keena, Teagasc Countryside Management Specialist pointed out that the absence of hedge cutting from March to September allows birds to nest safely and without disturbance. Of the 110 species […]

IWT – Nature loses out again with extension of burning and hedge-cutting season

The Irish Wildlife Trust (IWT) is disappointed but not surprised at the announcement that Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys TD, has extended the season into which land owners can burn vegetation or cut hedges. Once again we note that the greater good of protecting nature and our landscape will take a […]