The ICMSA has welcomed changes in the new Heritage Bill which will allow the cutting of the sides of hedges on rural roads to be brought back from 1st September to 1st August, as a road safety measure.

The Heritage Bill is currently at Final Stage in the Dail, and the ICMSA says it carefully balances the need to protect wildlife and the environment, with the requirements to allow safe driving on rural roads.

Denis Drennan, Chairperson of the ICMSA's Farm & Rural Affairs Committee says many rural roads are in a dangerous condition due to overgrown hedges and obscured sightlines.

Speaking with Paula Donnellan, he welcomed the minor changes in the new Bill in relation to when hedge-cutting is permitted.

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