It is a legal responsibility of all landowners and occupiers adjacent to public roads to maintain trees and hedges so that they are not a hazard to people using the road.
Hedge Cutting should only be carried out during the period from 1st September to the end of February.
It is an offence under Section 40 of the Wildlife Act 1976 to cut or destroy any vegetation growing in any hedge during the period 1st March to 31st August.
Report Illegal Hedge Cutting
To report hedge cutting that is taking place outside the permitted times please contact the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) or An Garda Síochána with details of where the offence is taking place https://www.npws.ie/legislation/irish-law/restrictions-cutting-hedgerows
There are exemptions to this restriction and these can be read at the link below to the consolidated version of Section 40 of the Wildlife Acts.