Hedgerows

Teagasc outlines carbon value of hedges and grassland

Teagasc outlines carbon value of hedges and grassland

After much speculation among farmers, Teagasc has moved to outline the “inventory carbon values” for Irish hedgerows and grasslands. In...

November 18, 2021

Farmer who dumped milk over hedgerow dispute dries off cows

Farmer who dumped milk over hedgerow dispute dries off cows

A Co. Limerick farmer has stopped spilling his herd’s milk into a slurry tank in a dispute over a hedgerow...

November 8, 2021

Farmer donates €1,000 to court poor box over scrub clearance

Farmer donates €1,000 to court poor box over scrub clearance

Clonakilty District Court Judge James McNulty expressed surprise at what he termed the “lamentable ignorance” of a Clonakilty landowner in...

November 3, 2021

Court: 1,400m of hedgerow removed on neighbours’ lands

Court: 1,400m of hedgerow removed on neighbours’ lands

At a recent sitting of Macroom District Court, Judge James McNulty issued fines totalling €4,000 on two neighbouring landowners from...

November 3, 2021

Co. Kilkenny farmer fined for removing hedgerow

Co. Kilkenny farmer fined for removing hedgerow

The removal of 400m of mature hedgerow during bird nesting season has led to a conviction and fine for a...

November 2, 2021

Galway farmer fined for destroying hedgerows

Galway farmer fined for destroying hedgerows

A Co. Galway farmer has been convicted and fined €3,000 for destroying 755m of hedgerows and 0.7ac of scrub woodland...

October 19, 2021

Penalty to farm payments for Mayo farmer for destruction of vegetation

Penalty to farm payments for Mayo farmer for destruction of vegetation

A Co. Mayo farmer has been fined €4,000 and received a 20% penalty to his farm payments for the destruction...

October 18, 2021

Laois man fined €6,000 for hedge and tree destruction

Laois man fined €6,000 for hedge and tree destruction

A Laois man has been convicted and fined €6,000 for the destruction of hedgerow vegetation and trees containing birds’ nests,...

September 9, 2021

Derogation farmers: Do you know your hedge-cutting commitments?

Derogation farmers: Do you know your hedge-cutting commitments?

As hedge-cutting starts up once more across the Irish countryside, farmers who avail of the Nitrates Derogation should take heed...

September 7, 2021

Farmer convicted and fined €1,000 for destroying hedgerow

Farmer convicted and fined €1,000 for destroying hedgerow

A farmer from Offaly was convicted and fined for destroying a hedgerow during the bird nesting season over the summer...

September 6, 2021

New group calls for hedgerow-specific legislation to be introduced

New group calls for hedgerow-specific legislation to be introduced

A new national organisation, Hedgerows Ireland, is calling for specific legislation to be introduced to protect ‘Ireland’s rainforests’ – native...

May 20, 2021

Action called for on ‘how to compensate farmers for carbon sequestered’

Action called for on ‘how to compensate farmers for carbon sequestered’

A debate and action on “how to compensate farmers for all the carbon that they already sequester in their farms”...

March 24, 2021

Winners of 2019 Teagasc Hedge Cutting Competition announced

Winners of 2019 Teagasc Hedge Cutting Competition announced

The joint winners of the Teagasc Hedge Cutting Competition for 2019 have been announced, with the joint top prizes going...

December 10, 2020

Pilot scheme in pipeline for on-farm carbon trading

Pilot scheme in pipeline for on-farm carbon trading

A “pilot scheme in relation to on-farm carbon trading to reward farmers for the public goods they are providing” is...

December 9, 2020

Importance of hedges underlined as Hedgerow Week 2020 gets underway

Importance of hedges underlined as Hedgerow Week 2020 gets underway

The importance of hedgerows to the Irish countryside – and the benefits they bring – are being highlighted over the...

December 7, 2020

Managed hedgerows can host plenty of biodiversity

Managed hedgerows can host plenty of biodiversity

Hedgerows and how to manage them is a topic of conversation becoming more popular. In a recent episode of Teagasc’s...

July 25, 2020

Hedgerows to be included in calculation of Ireland’s work on emissions from 2021

Hedgerows to be included in calculation of Ireland’s work on emissions from 2021

While hedgerows are currently not accounted for in relation to the calculation of Ireland’s compliance with emissions targets to 2020,...

May 15, 2020

‘We’re not calculating Ireland’s true carbon sequestration value properly’ – TD contends

‘We’re not calculating Ireland’s true carbon sequestration value properly’ – TD contends

It is “critical” that Ireland’s 6% of hedgerows are included in calculations when it comes to the country’s carbon sequestration...

March 5, 2020