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#Gorse Fires

# gorse-fires - Friday 17 April, 2020

Fire crews tackle gorse fires in Wicklow Mountains as illegal burning of vegetation condemned
# Wildfires
# Wildfires

Fire crews tackle gorse fires in Wicklow Mountains as illegal burning of vegetation condemned

Apr 17th 2020, 8:19 AM 20,309 Views 31 Comments

The Department of Heritage said: “At a time of so much demand on our emergency services this carry-on is criminal and morally reprehensible.”

# gorse-fires - Saturday 27 April, 2019

No one has been prosecuted for deliberately starting wildfires since 2012
# Gorse Fires
# Gorse Fires

No one has been prosecuted for deliberately starting wildfires since 2012

Apr 27th 2019, 10:00 PM 18,671 Views 43 Comments

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
# Gorse Fires
# Gorse Fires

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

Apr 23rd 2019, 8:17 AM 30,016 Views 105 Comments

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
# Wildfires

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

Apr 22nd 2019, 12:40 PM 29,614 Views 27 Comments

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
# Gorse Fires

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

Updated Feb 27th 2019, 10:50 PM 32,194 Views 16 Comments

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
# Danger Danger
# Danger Danger

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

Jul 6th 2018, 12:47 PM 10,378 Views 12 Comments

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
# Three Pumps
# Three Pumps

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

Updated Jun 9th 2018, 3:34 PM 24,319 Views 18 Comments

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
# Wildfires
# Wildfires

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

Sep 12th 2017, 9:32 AM 28,958 Views 51 Comments

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
# Extinguished

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

Aug 4th 2017, 1:19 PM 12,148 Views 5 Comments

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
# Damage
# Damage

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

May 18th 2017, 10:47 AM 14,521 Views 15 Comments

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
# Firestorm
# Firestorm

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

May 17th 2017, 12:26 PM 18,196 Views 27 Comments

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
# Up In Flames

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

May 11th 2017, 9:49 PM 120,177 Views 64 Comments

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'
# Sligo
# Sligo

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

May 5th 2017, 7:57 AM 14,759 Views 27 Comments

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

# gorse-fires - Thursday 23 April, 2015

Minister accused of being 'clueless' over wildfires
# Kerry
# Kerry

Minister accused of being 'clueless' over wildfires

Apr 23rd 2015, 6:17 PM 13,851 Views 16 Comments

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
# Gorse Fires
# Gorse Fires

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

Apr 18th 2015, 6:56 AM 15,654 Views 33 Comments

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
# Howth Hill
# Howth Hill

Nine fire engines sent to another gorse fire on Howth Hill

Jul 23rd 2013, 11:09 AM 8,460 Views 13 Comments

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
# Gorse Fires
# Gorse Fires

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

Apr 8th 2013, 2:13 PM 6,063 Views 3 Comments

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
# Gorse Fires
# Gorse Fires

Galway gorse fires brought under control following overnight evacuations

Apr 2nd 2013, 11:34 AM 10,146 Views 11 Comments

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
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Saturday

May 14th 2011, 7:36 PM 3,205 Views 0 Comments

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
# Fires
# Fires

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

May 14th 2011, 6:33 PM 825 Views 0 Comments

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
# Take 5
# Take 5

Take 5: Thursday

May 5th 2011, 4:53 PM 1,986 Views 0 Comments

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

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

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

May 5th 2011, 3:18 PM 680 Views 0 Comments

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
# Gorse Fires
# Gorse Fires

Gorse fires continue in midlands and north-west

May 4th 2011, 10:07 AM 496 Views 0 Comments

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
# Fires
# Fires

Fire chiefs warn that gorse blazes could continue into week

May 3rd 2011, 7:35 AM 876 Views 0 Comments

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
# Fires
# Fires

Gorse fires continue to rage across northwest

May 2nd 2011, 11:23 AM 1,088 Views 0 Comments

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.