Government to introduce new measures to prevent gorse fires

Government to introduce new measures to prevent gorse fires

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney has announced the introduction of measures aimed at preventing gorse and wild-fires.

It is almost a week since fire services in several counties were stretched to their limits.

As the clean-up begins, the Minister has pledged to introduce an enhanced system to notify the Department of incidents of forest fires.

He has also launched a nationwide publicity campaign, warning farmers and land-owners about the dangers of wild-fires.

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