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[UPDATED] An Taisce Welcomes Heritage Minister Announcement not to Allow August 2019 Hedge Cutting to Proceed

16th July 2019
Press Release

An Taisce welcomes the decision by Heritage Minister Josepha Madigan not to proceed with Regulations which would allow hedge cutting in August this year. [1]

The Heritage Act 2018 allowed the Minister the discretion of permitting hedge cutting on a trial basis in 2019 and 2020. The passing of this Act through the Oireachtas in 2018 was a major blow to nature conservation in Ireland, and was opposed by numerous Irish environmental organisations, in addition to over 30,000 people who... Read full article.

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