NPWS

Senator: Greater partnership needed between NPWS and farmers

Senator: Greater partnership needed between NPWS and farmers

A senator has called for a greater partnership to be developed between the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) and...

May 15, 2022

Carlow court upholds conviction for destroying vegetation

Carlow court upholds conviction for destroying vegetation

At Carlow Circuit Criminal Court, Judge Gerard Griffin upheld a decision of Carlow District Court to convict and fine Brian O’Reilly, Clonagh, Hollywood,...

May 11, 2022

€55m investment for NPWS renewal under Strategic Action Plan

€55m investment for NPWS renewal under Strategic Action Plan

A new Strategic Action Plan for the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) has been published today (Wednesday, May 4)...

May 4, 2022

Increased patrols and air surveillance to deter upland fires

Increased patrols and air surveillance to deter upland fires

Heritage minister, Malcolm Noonan has visited the site of an illegal 300ha fire in Wicklow Mountains National Park and announced...

March 31, 2022

Biodiversity and nature recording scheme opens for applications

Biodiversity and nature recording scheme opens for applications

A grant scheme providing up to €5,000 to support Ireland’s biodiversity and nature recording community has opened for applications. The...

March 15, 2022

Consultation on wild bird shooting derogation closes next week

Consultation on wild bird shooting derogation closes next week

A period of public consultation by the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) on an annual derogation for wild bird...

March 7, 2022

Hedge cutting ban comes into force tomorrow

Hedge cutting ban comes into force tomorrow

Farmers, landowners and members of the public are being reminded that the annual ban on hedge cutting comes into force...

February 28, 2022

TAMS funding held up for some farmers on designated land

TAMS funding held up for some farmers on designated land

Funding under the Targeted Agricultural Modernisation Scheme (TAMS) for some farmers on Natura 2000 designated land is being held up...

February 17, 2022

Farmer faces potential €1,000 BPS deduction after vegetation removal

Farmer faces potential €1,000 BPS deduction after vegetation removal

A farmer has told Caslebar District Court in Co. Mayo that he is facing a €1,000 deduction from his Basic...

January 11, 2022

NPWS: Egyptian vulture in Roscommon not a threat to livestock

NPWS: Egyptian vulture in Roscommon not a threat to livestock

The National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) has confirmed another sighting of an Egyptian vulture, which it said does not...

January 1, 2022

Call for publication of ‘scathing’ report on underinvestment in NPWS

Call for publication of ‘scathing’ report on underinvestment in NPWS

Social Democrats climate spokesperson, Jennifer Whitmore, has said the government must publish a “scathing” report showing underinvestment in the National...

December 15, 2021

€2.1m increase in funds to tackle biodiversity loss

€2.1m increase in funds to tackle biodiversity loss

Minister of State at the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Malcolm Noonan, has announced that the Local Biodiversity...

December 7, 2021

NPWS farm plan ‘not a compensation scheme’ – minister

NPWS farm plan ‘not a compensation scheme’ – minister

There are currently 190 National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) farm plan schemes in operation all around the country. But...

November 29, 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

Second population of rare fern discovered in Killarney National Park

Second population of rare fern discovered in Killarney National Park

Killarney National Park, “world-renowned and internationally significant for the number of bryophytes that occur there”, is still capable of revealing...

October 1, 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

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

Noonan expresses misgivings as bird hunting season opens

Noonan expresses misgivings as bird hunting season opens

As the open season for bird hunting begins today (Wednesday, September 1), the Minister of State with responsibility for heritage...

September 1, 2021