Under the Wildlife Act, hedge cutting and gorse burning is restricted between 1 March and 31 August.
Hedge-cutting season gets under way from 1 September and lasts until 28 February, where hedges in fields and along roadsides can be cut.
Under Section 40 of the Wildlife Act 1976, as amended by Section 46 of the Wildlife (Amendment) Act 2000, cutting, grubbing, burning or destruction by other means of vegetation growing on uncultivated land or in hedges or ditches is restricted between 1 March and 31 August.
To report out of season hedge cutting, contact the people below:
National Parks & Wildlife Service
7 Ely Place
For general queries:
Tel: 01 8883242
Locall: 1890 383 000