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Control of Noxious Weeds

Under the Noxious Weeds Act, 1936, it is an offence for the owner/occupier of lands not to prevent the growth and spread of noxious weeds.

Owners and occupiers of land must ensure that they abide by the provision in the act. Noxious weeds, which must be controlled, are ragwort, thistle, dock and wild oat

Further information on Noxious Weeds and best practice for control are set out in the following documents:




Mechanisms for the Control of Noxious Weeds

Information on methods for the control and safe disposal of Noxious Weeds are published by Teagasc:


Reporting of locations at which Noxious Weeds occur:

Persons wishing to report a location at which Noxious Weeds are present can do so by completing the attached report form to this Department via the following email address:

Please note that only forms for which all information fields are completed will be followed up.

Animal Feedstuff/Fertilisers Division