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# Bogs

This year
Wasted Wetlands: Pumping of bogs by Bord na Móna 'hampering rehabilitation'
Environmentalists say the semi-state’s pumping practices in Co Longford are harming the habitats of birds of conservation concern.
The bogs are home to a number of protected species, including Whooper Swans, lapwings and curlews
Planning permission for a 27-turbine wind farm was quashed on appeal in 2021
Local group: “The extent of pumping is simply not required”
Some of Ireland's cleanest rivers and streams at risk from Coillte forestry
Environmental activists are concerned the State company’s cutting and replanting activity on peat is a ‘perfect storm for water quality impacts’.
All time
Peat’s Sake: Leading company under EPA spotlight for potential unlicensed extraction
Govt won't oppose fresh Dáil motion challenging turf sale restrictions
The Explainer: Why is cutting turf so bad for the environment?
Peat pressure: Industrial peat extraction in enforcement firing line
High Court orders peat company to halt unauthorised extraction in Midlands
EPA to investigate complaint about State response to peat extraction on protected bogs
Peat was cut at 280 plots in protected bogs last year without State consent
'We've made tough decisions': How Bord na Móna became worth €1.25 billion in less than two years
Bord na Móna peat briquettes will no longer be made after 2024
Saoirse McHugh: The end of turf-cutting brings opportunities to increase our energy independence
Saoirse McHugh
Bord na Móna announces plan to redeploy 200 workers
'This is about heritage and tradition': Turf cutters say the new bogs strategy won't solve the problem
Good news for turf cutters: New laws will allow them to work on protected bogs
TD calls for bogs to be flooded to 'save communities'
Appeal issued over unauthorised bog cutting
Turf cutters take High Court action to halt their prosecution
New strategy on bogs "treats science as something to be bargained away"
Government publishes plan to allow turf cutting on more bogs
Over €46,000 spent on surveillance of bogs for illegal turf cutting this year
Bog action group criticised for ‘appalling persecution’ of endangered bird
Column: Burning our bogs is like setting fire to our future
Kieran McNally
Turf cutters 'annoyed' by wording in compensation agreement
Luke 'Ming' Flanagan tells Minister Deenihan to 'put up or shut up'
Turf cutters reject 'progress' made in compensation scheme
Almost €3.5m paid out for turf cutting compensation since 2011
Deenihan welcomes over 1,000 turf cutters’ compensation applications
150 Galway turf-cutters in overnight stand-off with Gardaí
Minister: Don't break law by cutting turf
Turf cutters welcome Dáil motion
Turf cutters stand firm in rejecting compensation
Government to offer free turf to cutters on protected bogs
Your guide to: The turf cutting restrictions
Hundreds of turf cutters heckle Mitchell and Kenny in Galway
Agreement reached over controversial turf cutting