heritage bill, hedgecutting

Heritage Bill: ‘Regressive’ amendment would further loosen hedge cutting restrictions, opposition senators say

April 15th 2017 Senators have warned that a last-minute “regressive” amendment to further loosen restrictions on hedge cutting would spell danger for our wildlife if the Heritage Bill becomes law. Speaking during report stage on Thursday, several senators said that the amendment to the much debated Bill rows back months Read more…

“I’ve never heard so much tripe in all my life!” Senators speak out against wildlife threatening Heritage Bill as petition against it passes 27,000 signatures

29th March 2017 The dreaded Heritage Bill was discussed at committee stage in Seanad Éireann yesterday for the third and final time. Many senators were annoyed that they hadn’t been given a draft of the legislation and with the lack of scientific evidence provided. The passing of Fianna Fail’s amendment diluted Read more…

Hedge cutting season to end before Seanad considers controversial Heritage Bill

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