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#Gorse Fires

# gorse-fires - Saturday 27 April, 2019

No one has been prosecuted for deliberately starting wildfires since 2012

This burning of land is illegal from 1 March to 31 August, but there’s only been 11 prosecutions in over 10 years.

# gorse-fires - Tuesday 23 April, 2019

Anger over 'shocking seven-hour delay' in deploying Air Corps to fight wildfires in Donegal

The Air Corps responded in the afternoon but noted that it did not run a dedicated firefighting service.

# gorse-fires - Monday 22 April, 2019

'A Holy mess': Pleas for more support as Donegal locals help battle another gorse fire Wildfires This post contains videos

'A Holy mess': Pleas for more support as Donegal locals help battle another gorse fire

Donegal Fire Service and gardaí are at the scene.

# gorse-fires - Wednesday 27 February, 2019

Council criticises 'uncontrolled burning' as Irish Air Corps drops 42,000 litres on Wicklow fires Gorse Fires This post contains videos

Council criticises 'uncontrolled burning' as Irish Air Corps drops 42,000 litres on Wicklow fires

Firefighters have been battling blazes along the Wicklow-Dublin border since Monday.

# gorse-fires - Friday 6 July, 2018

'Severe safety risk': Public warned not to fly drones above wildfires

Yesterday marked the sixth consecutive day that the Defence Forces deployed the Air Corps to assist firefighting operations.

# gorse-fires - Saturday 9 June, 2018

Photos: Dublin Fire Brigade battles gorse fire near Howth Head as hot weather persists

Thunderstorms were forecast elsewhere but Dublin baked in sunshine as gorse fires rage.

# gorse-fires - Tuesday 12 September, 2017

A complaint has been made to Europe about Ireland's failure to protect wildlife

The Irish Wildlife Trust has reported 97 illegal wildfires to the European Commission.

# gorse-fires - Friday 4 August, 2017

Watch: Dublin Fire Brigade battling a large gorse fire in the mountains last night Extinguished This post contains videos

Watch: Dublin Fire Brigade battling a large gorse fire in the mountains last night

The video shows units of the fire brigade attempting to extinguish the blaze in the Dublin mountains.

# gorse-fires - Thursday 18 May, 2017

Gorse fire which was visible across Dublin put under control last night

Dublin Fire Brigade received over 20 calls reporting the incident.

# gorse-fires - Wednesday 17 May, 2017

Farmers who started 'illegal' gorse fires may have Basic Payment Scheme grants docked

A recent spate of gorse fires have caused havoc in rural areas around the country.

# gorse-fires - Thursday 11 May, 2017

Nasa has taken an aerial photo of Ireland's gorse fires as public warned of health risks Up In Flames

Nasa has taken an aerial photo of Ireland's gorse fires as public warned of health risks

There have been more than 100 serious gorse and forest fires in recent weeks.

# gorse-fires - Friday 5 May, 2017

It took 32 hours to quell a gorse fire which spread over 4,000 acres of 'outstanding natural beauty'

Over 60 gorse fires have occurred since March of this year.

# gorse-fires - Thursday 23 April, 2015

Minister accused of being 'clueless' over wildfires

The Irish Wildlife Trust is not impressed with Heather Humphreys.

# gorse-fires - Saturday 18 April, 2015

Michael Healy Rae wants to rethink how we do fires in this country

The Kerry TD has called for a task force of interested parties to come together to deal with upland areas.

# gorse-fires - Tuesday 23 July, 2013

Nine fire engines sent to another gorse fire on Howth Hill

The recent fire comes after a blaze last week that lasted for a number of days and burned up to 40 acres of Howth Hill.

# gorse-fires - Monday 8 April, 2013

Donegal fire fighters battling night and day against the 97th gorse fire this month

Donegal’s fire chief has asked the public to exercise extreme caution to reduce the number of these incidences.

# gorse-fires - Tuesday 2 April, 2013

Galway gorse fires brought under control following overnight evacuations

Fires have burnt in several separate areas around Co Galway, when some homes were evacuated as a precaution.

# gorse-fires - Saturday 14 May, 2011

The Daily Fix: Saturday

In your Fix this evening: The palace is looking forward to the Queen’s visit but Sinn Féin most definitely is not; the woman who was decapitated in Tenerife yesterday is named; Haiti’s new president takes office; Dylan gets defensive; and Jedward goes global.

Total cost of forest and gorse fires set to rise above €7 million

The fires which hit various parts of the country earlier this month did €5 million worth of damage to State owned forests with a further €2.4 million worth of damage inflicted on privately owned forests.

# gorse-fires - Thursday 5 May, 2011

Take 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

Fires cause €5 million worth of damage with 985 hectares of land destroyed

Coillte estimates that it will take this much to cover the extra expense from fire fighting, replacement of trees lost and forgone revenue from timber.

# gorse-fires - Wednesday 4 May, 2011

Gorse fires continue in midlands and north-west

The Army continues firefighting efforts as widespread fires continue to blaze in counties Donegal, Sligo and Offaly.

# gorse-fires - Tuesday 3 May, 2011

Fire chiefs warn that gorse blazes could continue into week

A boy of 10 is questioned in Northern Ireland, while firefighters continue to tackle blazes in Donegal and Offaly.

# gorse-fires - Monday 2 May, 2011

Gorse fires continue to rage across northwest

Defence Forces members and three helicopters have been deployed over the northwest of the country to tackle extensive gorse fires – some of which fire officials believe were started deliberately.