Knotweed Ireland

Legislation

The European Communities Birds and Natural Habitats Regulations 2011 (SI 477) were signed into Irish law on 21 September 2011. The intention of these Regulations is to considerably increase the controls of the introduction of non-native species to the Republic of Ireland.

 

Regulation 49 States: Prohibition on introduction and dispersal of certain species

 

This places restrictions on the introduction of any plant species listed in Part 1 of the Third Schedule.

A person shall be guilty of an offence if they: plant, disperse, allow or cause to disperse, spread or cause to grow the plant in the Republic of Ireland.