Gorse Fires

Killarney fire: 50 new conservation rangers to be recruited

Killarney fire: 50 new conservation rangers to be recruited

50 additional National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) conservation rangers will be recruited by the Department of Housing, Local Government...

April 26, 2021

McGrath: Mournes wildfires highlight urgent need for all-island strategy

McGrath: Mournes wildfires highlight urgent need for all-island strategy

Calls have been made for an all-island strategy to tackle gorse fires as firefighters tackle an uncontrolled wildfire spreading across...

April 24, 2021

Department issues Condition Orange fire warning

Department issues Condition Orange fire warning

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has issued a Condition Orange – High Fire Risk warning for recent...

April 1, 2020

Fire crews battle gorse fires in the south

Fire crews battle gorse fires in the south

Fire brigades had to take action to extinguish some considerable gorse fires near the south coast last night, Thursday, March...

March 27, 2020

Video: Contractor heads west to help extinguish wildfire

Video: Contractor heads west to help extinguish wildfire

While some were out enjoying the sun during the Easter bank holiday weekend, one agri contractor sent his slurry equipment...

April 23, 2019

Minister Madigan decides not to allow burning in March

Minister Madigan decides not to allow burning in March

Josepha Madigan, the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, has decided not to extend the burning season into March. Yesterday...

March 1, 2019

‘Significant difference’ between controlled burning and wildfires

‘Significant difference’ between controlled burning and wildfires

Controlled burning, when carried out correctly, is a very effective land management technique, according to the Wicklow Uplands Council. It is...

July 17, 2018

Extreme forest fire risk warning in place

Extreme forest fire risk warning in place

A Condition Red forest fire danger rating notice was issued yesterday (Tuesday, June 26) by the Department of Agriculture, Food...

June 27, 2018

Firefighters battle gorse fires across the country this week

Firefighters battle gorse fires across the country this week

Firefighters across the country have been battling gorse fires this week as a Condition Orange danger rating for forest fires...

May 30, 2018

Majority of NI’s 2,200 gorse fires ‘started deliberately’

Majority of NI’s 2,200 gorse fires ‘started deliberately’

A public consultation has been launched into reducing the threat of wildfires in the countryside as firefighters warn the majority...

February 22, 2018

‘Excluding illegally burnt land from farmers’ BPS applications is not fair’

‘Excluding illegally burnt land from farmers’ BPS applications is not fair’

Excluding illegally burnt land from 2017 Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) applications is ‘a knee-jerk reaction to a more complex issue’,...

May 18, 2017

‘Controlled burning is an essential part of upland management’

‘Controlled burning is an essential part of upland management’

Controlled burning is an essential part of upland management, according to the Irish Natura and Hill Farmers Association (INHFA). The INHFA...

May 12, 2017

Firefighters battle gorse fires over the weekend, as high risk warning remains in place

Firefighters battle gorse fires over the weekend, as high risk warning remains in place

Firefighters in counties Dublin and Donegal were battling illegal gorse fires over the May bank holiday weekend, as a status...

May 2, 2017