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Thursday 7 December 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Gorse Fires

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Goat this: Old Irish Goats reintroduced to Howth after nearly a century to help prevent fires
25 native goats have been brought to Howth Head today as part of a three-year project.
'The situation has vastly improved': Gorse fires on Howth Head now contained
The fires have burned an area of approximately 65 acres since last month.
'A very busy night': Dublin Fire Brigade battle gorse fire on Howth Head
The fire service also attended other fires in Kilbarrack and St Anne’s Park on the northside of the city.
Fire crews tackle gorse fires in Wicklow Mountains as illegal burning of vegetation condemned
The Department of Heritage said: “At a time of so much demand on our emergency services this carry-on is criminal and morally reprehensible.”
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.
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.
'A Holy mess': Pleas for more support as Donegal locals help battle another gorse fire
Donegal Fire Service and gardaí are at the scene.
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.
'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.
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.
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.
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 fire which was visible across Dublin put under control last night
Dublin Fire Brigade received over 20 calls reporting the incident.
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.
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.
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.
Minister accused of being 'clueless' over wildfires
The Irish Wildlife Trust is not impressed with Heather Humphreys.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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 continue in midlands and north-west
The Army continues firefighting efforts as widespread fires continue to blaze in counties Donegal, Sligo and Offaly.
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 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.