Hedge cutting bill to be discussed at Dáil

The heritage bill which would extend the hedge-cutting and burning seasons is up for discussion in the Dáil again tomorrow (Wednesday).

As part of this bill farmers would be able to cut hedges until the end of August and burn in March.

The bill went to the Seanad where Fianna Fail proposed amendments to restrict the cutting to roadside only.

Padraic Fogarty of the Irish Wildlife Trust says that there should be no extension of the dates: