Implementation of Section 7(1) of the Heritage Act 2018

Date Released: Friday, December 21, 2018

Updated: 08 January 2019

Section 7(1) of the Heritage Act 2018 provides that the Minister may make Regulations to allow the burning of vegetation during such periods in the month of March and in such parts of the country as specified in the Regulations.

Draft Regulations and guidelines have been prepared and interested parties are requested to submit their views on the draft documents:

PDF icon Wildlife (Burning of Vegetation) Regulations 2018

PDF icon Best Practice Guidelines for Burning Management

The closing date for submissions has been extended to 5pm on Thursday 31 January 2019.

Submissions are invited from all interested parties and should be submitted via e-mail to:

Or post to:

Wildlife Licensing Unit
National Parks and Wildlife Service
Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht
90 North King Street
Dublin 7 D07 N7CV

Mark Submissions: “Burning Consultation”

Please note all submissions must include the full name and address of the person making the submission and where relevant the name of the body or organisation represented. Confidential or commercially sensitive information should be clearly identified in your submission.  However parties should also note that any or all responses to the consultation are subject in their entirety to the provisions of the FOI Acts and may be published by the Department.