IFA Urges Positive Outcome Of Hedge-Cutting Bill

Ahead of a Seanad debate on the Heritage Bill 2016 today, IFA Environment Chairman Thomas Cooney has said the measures proposed in the Bill, to provide for an extension of hedge cutting and gorse burning dates on a pilot basis, are balanced and will facilitate better land management.   Thomas Cooney encouraged all Senators to […]

IFA meets Minister to Press for Early Implementation of Amendments on Hedge-cutting and Burning

At a meeting with the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Heather Humphreys this week, IFA acknowledged that the proposed changes in the Heritage Bill of a one-month extension for hedge cutting and burning of gorse on a pilot basis are a positive step and will be welcomed by farmers.   At the meeting, […]

Common Sense Prevails At Last For Hedge Cutting – McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has welcomed the decision of the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys to review of Section 40 of the Wildlife Acts, which sets controls on the burning and cutting of vegetation in rural areas. Deputy McGrath went on to say that practices like road side hedge cutting which […]

Lonergan Calls for extension to Hedge Cutting Deadline

Independent Local Election Candidate for the Cahir/Clonmel Area, Martin Lonergan has, in a statement today, called on the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government to extend the deadline for cutting hedge rows.   The call comes as the rules which prohibits hedge trimming from the 1 March to the 31 August come into affect shortly. […]