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'The situation has vastly improved': Gorse fires on Howth Head now contained
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'The situation has vastly improved': Gorse fires on Howth Head now contained

Jul 23rd 2021, 12:23 PM 9,531 Views 12 Comments

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
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'A very busy night': Dublin Fire Brigade battle gorse fire on Howth Head

Jun 23rd 2021, 7:25 AM 17,326 Views 6 Comments

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

Apr 17th 2020, 8:19 AM 20,420 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.”

No one has been prosecuted for deliberately starting wildfires since 2012
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No one has been prosecuted for deliberately starting wildfires since 2012

Apr 27th 2019, 10:00 PM 18,751 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.

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

Apr 23rd 2019, 8:17 AM 30,041 Views 105 Comments

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

Apr 22nd 2019, 12:40 PM 29,629 Views 27 Comments

Donegal Fire Service and gardaí are at the scene.

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

Updated Feb 27th 2019, 10:50 PM 32,204 Views 16 Comments

Firefighters have been battling blazes along the Wicklow-Dublin border since Monday.

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

Jul 6th 2018, 12:47 PM 10,385 Views 12 Comments

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

Updated Jun 9th 2018, 3:34 PM 24,369 Views 18 Comments

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

Sep 12th 2017, 9:32 AM 28,978 Views 51 Comments

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

Aug 4th 2017, 1:19 PM 12,154 Views 5 Comments

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

May 18th 2017, 10:47 AM 14,523 Views 15 Comments

Dublin Fire Brigade received over 20 calls reporting the incident.

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

May 17th 2017, 12:26 PM 18,236 Views 27 Comments

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

May 11th 2017, 9:49 PM 120,224 Views 62 Comments

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'
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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 14,762 Views 27 Comments

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

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

Apr 23rd 2015, 6:17 PM 13,856 Views 16 Comments

The Irish Wildlife Trust is not impressed with Heather Humphreys.

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

Apr 18th 2015, 6:56 AM 15,701 Views 33 Comments

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
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Nine fire engines sent to another gorse fire on Howth Hill

Jul 23rd 2013, 11:09 AM 8,497 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.

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

Apr 8th 2013, 2:13 PM 6,072 Views 3 Comments

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
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Galway gorse fires brought under control following overnight evacuations

Apr 2nd 2013, 11:34 AM 10,151 Views 11 Comments

Fires have burnt in several separate areas around Co Galway, when some homes were evacuated as a precaution.

The Daily Fix: Saturday
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The Daily Fix: Saturday

May 14th 2011, 7:36 PM 3,209 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
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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.

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

May 5th 2011, 3:18 PM 684 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 continue in midlands and north-west
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Gorse fires continue in midlands and north-west

May 4th 2011, 10:07 AM 498 Views 0 Comments

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
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Fire chiefs warn that gorse blazes could continue into week

May 3rd 2011, 7:35 AM 898 Views 0 Comments

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
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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.