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#national parks and wildlife service

# national-parks-and-wildlife-service - Thursday 10 October, 2019

Man fined €500 for illegally hunting hares in Wexford reserve

The man was fined at a hearing at Wexford District Court on 30 September.

# national-parks-and-wildlife-service - Wednesday 19 June, 2019

Man convicted and fined for chopping down hedges during bird nesting season

The case was taken by the National Parks and Wildlife Service.

# national-parks-and-wildlife-service - Friday 17 May, 2019

Deliberate fire in Wicklow Mountains' 'Coronation Plantation' sparks probe

The Coronation plantation dates back to 1831 and was one of the first attempts at commercial forestry in Ireland.

# national-parks-and-wildlife-service - Friday 12 April, 2019

Investigation into deaths of two protected falcons found in Wexford quarry

The birds were found close to the remains of a pigeon which the National Parks and Wildlife Service said may be connected.

# national-parks-and-wildlife-service - Wednesday 2 January, 2019

'Contact your local ranger': Here's what to do if you find a pine marten in your home

The pine marten is a cat-sized carnivore, which feeds predominantly on berries and invertebrates.

# national-parks-and-wildlife-service - Tuesday 19 June, 2018

'Crayfish plague' may be to blame as large numbers of the crustacean die in Westmeath

Over the past number of years, many Irish crayfish has been impacted by the crayfish plague.

# national-parks-and-wildlife-service - Sunday 7 January, 2018

Killarney National Park 'significantly and rapidly deteriorating' due to rhododendron

The invasive plant is at the centre of a row between a voluntary body and a government department.

# national-parks-and-wildlife-service - Monday 15 May, 2017

Public warned about large rat-like rodent that can 'cause a lot of damage' Coypu This post contains videos

Public warned about large rat-like rodent that can 'cause a lot of damage'

A coypu was recently spotted in Cork.

# national-parks-and-wildlife-service - Friday 30 October, 2015

Concern over plan to kill deer blamed for Killarney car accidents

The red deer, unique to Kerry, is one of two species due to be targeted in next month’s cull.

# national-parks-and-wildlife-service - Tuesday 2 June, 2015

Rare white-tailed eagle chicks hatched in four Irish counties

It is hoped the eagle families will go on to form a viable population in Ireland.

# national-parks-and-wildlife-service - Wednesday 13 August, 2014

This protected falcon had to be euthanised after being shot in Wexford

The National Parks and Wildlife Service said the deliberate killing of birds of prey seems to be on the rise.

# national-parks-and-wildlife-service - Tuesday 29 July, 2014

"It is positively medieval, barbaric": New figures show injuries to hares

New figures show over 100 hares injured during the coursing season last year.

# national-parks-and-wildlife-service - Friday 11 July, 2014

Appeal issued over unauthorised bog cutting

Parks and Wildlife Service received reports of the cutting from locals in Counties Meath and Westmeath.

# national-parks-and-wildlife-service - Sunday 22 June, 2014

Volunteers: Killarney Park faces 'grim and uncertain future' if destructive plant not dealt with

A petition has been set up calling on Minister Deenihan to ensure the park becomes clear of the rhododendron plant.

# national-parks-and-wildlife-service - Tuesday 25 February, 2014

Mystery in Kildare after discovery of 250 dead frogs

Samples have now been sent to a lab in the UK to examine the cause of the mass die-off.

# national-parks-and-wildlife-service - Friday 31 January, 2014

Environmental groups want to know if Flatley has a licence for that horn of his

The rhino horn was stolen from the dancer’s house in Cork last week.

# national-parks-and-wildlife-service - Friday 27 September, 2013

Appeal for information after protected bird found hanging from gatepost

The sparrowhawk, which is protected under the Wildlife Act, generally hunts for smaller birds along hedgerows and in woodland.

# national-parks-and-wildlife-service - Friday 20 September, 2013

Appeal for information after poisoning of protected bird of prey in Wicklow Poisoned This post contains images

Appeal for information after poisoning of protected bird of prey in Wicklow

The National Parks and Wildlife Service said a poison used for the control of rats and mice was used with meat bait – a practice now banned mainly for the protection of birds of prey.

# national-parks-and-wildlife-service - Monday 22 October, 2012

Deenihan bans hunting of Kerry red deer

The Minister also announced his decision to begin a general review of the Open Season Order for other deer species.

# national-parks-and-wildlife-service - Thursday 17 May, 2012

White-tailed eagles killed in Mayo and Donegal

Minister Jimmy Deenihan has condemned the killings of the eagles, who are believed to have been poisoned. One bird was also shot.