Hedgecutting

New hedgecutting rules to save crops from being crushed

New hedgecutting rules to save crops from being crushed

An amendment to Scottish hedgecutting regulations will allow cutting to take place prior to the sowing of oilseed rape and...

June 26, 2018

‘Hedgecutting argument is skewed for a small minority of farmers’

‘Hedgecutting argument is skewed for a small minority of farmers’

The hedgecutting argument is skewed in favour of a small minority of farmers, according to Green Party Senator Grace O’Sullivan....

November 9, 2016

21 landowners apply to cut hedges in Clare under paid hedgecutting scheme

21 landowners apply to cut hedges in Clare under paid hedgecutting scheme

Clare County Council has received 21 applications from landowners and contractors to cut local hedgerows under the Community Hedgecutting Grant Scheme....

November 2, 2016

Pics: Farmer has ‘lucky escape’ as tractor overturns while hedgecutting

Pics: Farmer has ‘lucky escape’ as tractor overturns while hedgecutting

A farmer in Co. Down had a ‘lucky escape’ after the tractor he was driving overturned in a field while...

October 20, 2016

Farmers to get paid to cut hedges on public roads in Clare

Farmers to get paid to cut hedges on public roads in Clare

Clare County Council will offer grants to landowners and community groups to maintain hedgerows alongside public roads throughout County Clare. The...

August 18, 2016

Changes to hedgecutting laws set to hit Oireachtas agenda soon

Changes to hedgecutting laws set to hit Oireachtas agenda soon

New laws governing the hedgecutting season in Ireland are set to be reintroduced into the Oireachtas in the coming weeks....

June 20, 2016

Fears that changes to hedgecutting dates could be put on the back burner

Fears that changes to hedgecutting dates could be put on the back burner

Concerns have been raised that recently announced changes to the rules surrounding hedgecutting might not be implemented in time for...

May 19, 2016

Flexibility to be allowed on hedgecutting dates on pilot basis

Flexibility to be allowed on hedgecutting dates on pilot basis

New legislation to allow hedgecutting and burning at certain times within the existing closed period on a pilot basis is...

December 23, 2015

No extended hedgecutting season this year

No extended hedgecutting season this year

A decision on whether or not to extended the hedgecutting season will not be made in time to effect this...

February 20, 2015