Terence Delaney, Ballboe,
Ballypatrick, Clonmel,
Co Tipperary

DEAR SIR: I am writing to you about hedgecutting and the problem of magpies and grey crows. Because birds finish nesting in the month of August, the law should be changed to allow hedgecutting to begin at this time. It would allow more time to be given to this necessary work. For safety, grass verges should be given more attention during the summer. On the matter of magpies and grey crows, these birds should be controlled more. They kill thousands of small birds, are a danger to lambs and a major nuisance to the landowner.