A second case of ash dieback has been found in native ash trees growing in an Irish hedgerow. 

The outbreak of Chalara fraxinea is in Co Tipperary, 50m from an ash plantation consisting of imported trees, some of which have already tested positive for the disease. 

Earlier this month, the first case of dieback infection in native ash trees was found in a hedgerow in Co Leitrim.

To date, 101 outbreaks of the disease have been confirmed in Ireland, all but two of them in imported trees.

The infected Tipperary hedgerow and the nearby infected plantation are to be removed and destroyed by Department of Agriculture officials.