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Old 16-07-2018, 03:47 PM
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Maybe lack of local authority funding is as much to blame but I agree with you, seen quite a few signs overgrown lately.
I think they changed something regarding funding, the farmers are now responsible for cutting hedges on public roads if their land boundaries with it not the councils
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Old 16-07-2018, 03:53 PM
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Didn't know that. Farmers would have the machinery on site anyway so it does make sense. Wonder if they're getting another grant for it
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Old 16-07-2018, 03:57 PM
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Didn't know that. Farmers would have the machinery on site anyway so it does make sense. Wonder if they're getting another grant for it
Most would just hire contractors to do it. I found the law......

Section 70 of the Roads Act 1993 places responsibility for the maintenance of roadside hedges on the owners/occupiers of the adjoining lands.

A grant of 40 euro a km equates to a third of the cost.
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Old 16-07-2018, 03:59 PM
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I think ze germans were instrumental in bringing in a law for the EU that hedgerows would not be cut during nesting season - which one would have thought would be over by now. Maybe lack of local authority funding is as much to blame but I agree with you, seen quite a few signs overgrown lately.
I'm sure you could cut foliage to clear spaces around road signs at any part of the year if there's a potential hazard and in any case such cutting could be done when it won't disturb nesting birds in which case this argument is a red herring.

According to experts there's no scientific basis for the law change, it's just FG pandering to the IFA.
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Old 16-07-2018, 04:07 PM
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https://www.irishtimes.com/news/moth...-case-1.564299

Not all that long ago - albeit the local authority were excused
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Old 16-07-2018, 08:56 PM
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Fossil fuels decision is crazy, we should be going after our natural resources and expanding them not pretending they are not there.
By digging up our natural resources we kill tourism which is the staple of the Irish economy that and farming. In this economy you can't mess with the farmers.
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Old 17-07-2018, 06:40 AM
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By digging up our natural resources we kill tourism which is the staple of the Irish economy that and farming. In this economy you can't mess with the farmers.
Farming is dying off brah. No young uns going into it.

A few terrorist plane attacks or a war in asia will keep people at home generally and not travel.

Muppets like dev wanted to keepus kn hovels dressed as lepruchans.

Industry is good.
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Old 17-07-2018, 09:02 AM
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And drivers that can't see road signs because of overgrowth.
Covered in Green slime anyhow after a few months or turned the wrong way.

There is a sign fest these day around the country side, any bend on the road now has a flipping sign.

Give me the flowers and Brambles at any stage, The farmers have already wrecked the land and removed countless ditches with their Steroid oversize Tractors.

And you dopes wonder why Cork Floods.....knucklehe ad.
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Old 17-07-2018, 09:15 AM
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In Somerset UK, many housing estates were built on flood plains and were submerged during heavy rain periods.
Dredging the river beds made the situation worse by increasing the water flow.
The causation of flooding was attributed to a EU grant policy of clearing trees from high ground areas. During heavy rain the water runs down and floods the rivers.
When trees are planted on high ground the rain runs down the root system into the water table, preventing river flooding.
Another cure for flooding is to build artificial flood plains branches down river. This was discovered in ancient China on the Yangtze river which seasonally flooded and destroyed the rice crop.
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