American mink
Neovison vison
Status:
Established
Habitat:
Terrestrial
Threats:
Predates on native species. Highly mobile.
American skunk cabbage
Lysichiton americanus
Status:
Established
Habitat:
Terrestrial
Threats:
Since the species is able to build dense stands, smaller plants growing in wetlands are out-competed by shadowing.
Bamboo
Sasa palmata & Pseudosasa japonica
Status:
Established
Habitat:
Terrestrial
Threats:
Quick growing. Suppresses native plants. Reproduces asexually.
Black rat
Rattus rattus
Status:
Established
Habitat:
Terrestrial
Threats:
Negative impacts on native flora and fauna.
Brown or European Hare
Lepus europaeus
Status:
Established
Habitat:
Terrestrial
Threats:
Hybridises with native hare species. Has a broad diet.
Brown rat
Rattus norvegicus
Status:
Established
Habitat:
Terrestrial
Threats:
Negative impacts on native flora and fauna.
Butterfly bush
Buddleja davidii
Status:
Established
Habitat:
Terrestrial
Threats:
Forms monocultures. Reproduces sexually and asexually. Displaces native species.
Clematis vitalba
Clematis vitalba
Status:
Established
Habitat:
Terrestrial
Threats:
Outcompetes native species. Lowers plant biodiversity.
Cotoneaster
Cotoneaster spp.
Status:
Established
Habitat:
Terrestrial
Threats:
Outcompetes native species. Easily spread.
Invasive Species Ireland

Invasive Species Ireland