EPISODE 95: Why are the hills on fire?

Half of Killarney National Park was burnt by devastating fires this week due to ‘countryside burning’, something that has become an annual ritual. The Mourne Mountains suffered a similar fate. And many, many other hills and mountainous areas.

We talk to Pádraic Fogarty of the Irish Wildlife Trust about why these fires are started, what CAP payments have to do with it, why we need to stop it and how we can go about it.

We also talk ‘ideological’ housing policies; Debenhams workers still on strike; Eoghan Murphy; Arlene; Jigsaw closing and the country opening back up again.