Forestry enhances the sustainability of the agriculture sector through its environmental and climate change mitigation and adaptation roles. Forests also positively contribute to our biodiversity, recreation, water protection and flood prevention, renewable energy, air filtration/pollution removal and consequently can play a significant role in climate change adaptation within the agricultural sector.
(Extract from recent ITGA submission on Climate Change Adaptation Plan)
For the most recent Fire Weather Index click on the following Links:
The greatest risk of fires is during dry spells from March to June, but fires can occur at any time of the year.
Every year in Ireland, several hundred hectares of forests and woodland are destroyed by fire. For more information on Forest Fire Prevention, see Reducing the risk of Forest Fire
See also guidance on Fire Management on the DAFM website.
If you burn land between the 1st March and 31st August you risk prosecution, fines and potential imprisonment
See also Drones used to predict, detect and fight forest and wildfires (Press Release)