Minister warns against illegal burning

The Minister for Agriculture has issued a strong warning about illegal burning of land.

Michael Creed reminded landowners that the season for burning is closed from March 1st until August 31st.

Minister Creed said anyone not heeding the warning risks prosecution, such land is not eligible for area-based agricultural payments and could lead to an inspection from the Department of Agriculture.

Last year, Kerry Fire Service tackled dozens of illegal fires across the county.