Farmers to be allowed to burn green waste until end February 

Speaking on this today, Deputy Cahill said: “It came with some shock and disappointment to the farming community to learn that the exemption had not been granted this year by the Department of Environment to allow farmers to burn green waste on their farms. This is a standard practice that many farmers avail of and the suggestion that shredders would be brought onto each individual farm was never a runner.

“I am pleased to see that my efforts to get this issue rectified have been successful, and I would like to thank Minister Eamon Ryan, Minister Charlie McConalogue and An Taoiseach, Micheál Martin for taking my concerns and advice on board in relation to this issue.

“Common sense has prevailed, and the derogation to burn green waste and scrub has now been granted by Minister Eamon Ryan, which will allow for these practices on farms up until the end of February”, Cahill concluded.