illegal to cut hedgerows between 1st March and 31st August

Brigid Geoghegan
Brigid Geoghegan • 9 August 2019

Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Ms. Joseph Madigan, TD has announced that there has been no change to the rules governing hedge-cutting. 

 

It is illegal to cut hedgerows between 1st March and 31st August inclusive in order to protect nesting birds.

 

However, where there is a road safety concern, roadside hedgerows may be cut in according to specifications in the Wildlife Acts, Roads Act and the articles of the Birds Directive. https://birdwatchireland.ie/good-news-for-nesting-birds-roadside-hedgerows-spared-heritage-act-cut/