Cutting of Roadside Vegetation

In recent days the Area Engineer’s Office of Cork County Council, Castletownbere, notified land owners and occupiers that they had ceased cutting roadside vegetation. The notice also stated that the owner or occupier of land should take all reasonable steps to ensure that a tree, shrub, hedge or vegetation on the land is not a hazard to people using the public road. All land owners are required to maintain vegetation on their land and failure to do so is in breach of the requirements of the Roads Act 1993. However, despite the fact that the majority of roadside vegetation grows during the summer months, it is an offence under the Wildlife Act 1976 and 2000 for a person to cut it during the period March 1st to August 31st.

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