July 4th, 2018 Key elements of the controversial Heritage Bill continue to divide opinion as it returns to the Dáil for debate this week. The Bill, now entering reporting stage, outlines plans to allow for scrub burning in March and hedge cutting in August. It is currently an offence under Read more…
The days may be getting noticeably warmer and the evenings getting longer.
But it is more important this year to remember that the laws around the hedge-cutting season HAVE NOT CHANGED. And it is now illegal to cut hedges until September 1st. Hedges are exceptionally important for wildlife. They are valuable refuges for birds, wildlife, wildflower, shrubs and much more and we must protect these incredible natural resources.
Phenomenal support has been received for a campaign to resist changes to the Wildlife Act. Over 14,400 people have signed a petition to stop proposed changes to the time of year farmers are allowed to cut hedgerows and burn scrub.