Hedgecutting

FCI: Contractor and farmer win hedge-cutting court case

FCI: Contractor and farmer win hedge-cutting court case

An agricultural contractor and a farmer won a court case that was taken against them by the National Parks and...

May 19, 2021

3 fined for out-of-season hedge-cutting in Westmeath

3 fined for out-of-season hedge-cutting in Westmeath

Three people were fined for out-of-season hedge-cutting in Co. Westmeath today (Friday, March 26), the Department of Housing, Local Government...

March 26, 2021

‘Zero tolerance’ approach for hedge-cutting in closed season

‘Zero tolerance’ approach for hedge-cutting in closed season

There is a “zero tolerance” approach to the illegal cutting of hedges between March 1 and August 31 each year,...

March 15, 2021

Kildare farmer ordered to pay €2,500 for illegal hedge-cutting

Kildare farmer ordered to pay €2,500 for illegal hedge-cutting

A Kildare farmer has been ordered to pay €2,500 for hedge-cutting which was found to be an offence under the...

March 15, 2021

Department issues warning on illegal burning and hedge-cutting

Department issues warning on illegal burning and hedge-cutting

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has issued advice to farmers and their advisors in relation to agricultural...

March 3, 2021

Extension ruled out as hedge-cutting ban comes into effect

Extension ruled out as hedge-cutting ban comes into effect

An extension to the hedge-cutting season has been ruled out – with the annual ban on hedge-cutting coming into effect...

March 1, 2021

Contractors push for clarity on potential for hedge-cutting extension under Wildlife Act

Contractors push for clarity on potential for hedge-cutting extension under Wildlife Act

Contractors have called on the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage to allow for an extension to the hedge-cutting season under...

February 25, 2021

National Broadband Plan: Contractors ‘pulled off site’ in hedge-cutting row

National Broadband Plan: Contractors ‘pulled off site’ in hedge-cutting row

80% of contractors who were brought in to cut hedges in the first stage of rolling out the National Broadband...

November 9, 2020

Landowners reminded: ‘Now is the time for hedge-cutting’

Landowners reminded: ‘Now is the time for hedge-cutting’

Landowners are being reminded that they are obliged, under the Roads Act of 1993, to take all reasonable care to...

September 25, 2020

Window for hedge-cutting season opens from today

Window for hedge-cutting season opens from today

Farmers and agricultural contractors can once again break out the tractors and hedge-cutters as the hedge-cutting season opens today (Tuesday,...

September 1, 2020

FCI: ‘Year-round roadside hedge maintenance needed for road safety’

FCI: ‘Year-round roadside hedge maintenance needed for road safety’

A change in legislation has been called for by agricultural contractors to allow for the maintenance of all roadside hedges...

February 19, 2020

‘Urgent’: Contractors call for extension of hedge-cutting season

‘Urgent’: Contractors call for extension of hedge-cutting season

The Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht has been called on to extend the open periods for the operation...

February 18, 2020

Contractor and landowner fined for hedge-cutting during nesting season

Contractor and landowner fined for hedge-cutting during nesting season

An agricultural contractor and a landowner have both been issued fines and ordered to pay legal costs, having pleaded guilty...

December 17, 2019

Landowners reminded of hedge-cutting duties over coming months

Landowners reminded of hedge-cutting duties over coming months

Landowners have been reminded that they are obliged to ensure that hedges, trees, ditches and other vegetation growing on their...

September 25, 2019

Contractor hedge-cutting and biodiversity event in the pipeline

Contractor hedge-cutting and biodiversity event in the pipeline

A new contractor hedge-cutting and biodiversity event is currently being organised for the autumn, according to the Association of Farm...

August 16, 2019

How much are you paying for hedge-cutting?

How much are you paying for hedge-cutting?

Farmers have until the end of February to carry out hedge-cutting on their land. As ground stands in relatively good...

January 12, 2019

‘Putting lives at risk’: Delay in Heritage Act changes slammed

‘Putting lives at risk’: Delay in Heritage Act changes slammed

There is “massive anger and frustration within rural communities” over news that recent changes to the Heritage Act will not...

August 1, 2018

Hedgecutting ban to come into effect at the start of next month

Hedgecutting ban to come into effect at the start of next month

A ban on hedgecutting is set to come into effect at the start of next month, as has been the...

February 5, 2018