Senator Alice-Mary Higgins discusses the Heritage Bill on Radio Kerry

Hedgerow In Connemara
Hedgerow In Connemara

In April I discussed the Heritage Bill on Radio Kerry and explained the many reasons why I strongly oppose extending the months of gorse and upland burning into March and cutting into August - dangerous provisions which will have devastating consequences for our birds, wildlife and pollinators.

I also highlight the potential dangerous impact of a last-minute amendment from Minister Humphries. The Bill now moves to the Dáil and I will be working with colleagues in the Dail to block the Minister's amendement and ensure the Heritage Bill does not weaken protections for our rural hedgerows and wildlife.

You can listen back to the inteview by clicking on the MP3 file above.

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