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# peat-extraction - Thursday 7 April, 2022

Peat pressure: Industrial peat extraction in enforcement firing line
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Peat pressure: Industrial peat extraction in enforcement firing line

Apr 7th 2022, 12:05 AM 24,437 Views 7 Comments
  • Historic problems in enforcement of large-scale peat extraction in Ireland has led to the loss of precious bog, writes Niall Sargent
  • Noteworthy investigates the case of Harte Peat found to be operating in breach of EU law
  • 12 other peat extractors are now also subject to ongoing EPA enforcement action

# peat-extraction - Monday 21 March, 2022

High Court orders peat company to halt unauthorised extraction in Midlands
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# Peat Extraction

High Court orders peat company to halt unauthorised extraction in Midlands

Mar 21st 2022, 8:00 PM 20,958 Views 0 Comments

Environmental Protection Agency brought injunction proceedings against Harte Peat Ltd.

# peat-extraction - Thursday 10 March, 2022

Calls to allow commercial peat harvesting but expert says it would be a 'bad step' for climate
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# Turf

Calls to allow commercial peat harvesting but expert says it would be a 'bad step' for climate

Mar 10th 2022, 6:01 PM 16,761 Views 40 Comments

TDs Carol Nolan and Charlie Flanagan have said the government should look at the ban in light of energy insecurity issues.

# peat-extraction - Wednesday 2 March, 2022

EPA to investigate complaint about State response to peat extraction on protected bogs
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# Peat Sake

EPA to investigate complaint about State response to peat extraction on protected bogs

Updated Mar 2nd 2022, 2:22 PM 14,037 Views 15 Comments

The move from the environmental watchdog comes in response to a complaint from an environmental NGO about illegal cutting.

# peat-extraction - Tuesday 25 January, 2022

EPA ‘kicked the stool’ from under peat company seeking extraction licence, High Court hears
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# Peat Extraction

EPA ‘kicked the stool’ from under peat company seeking extraction licence, High Court hears

Jan 25th 2022, 6:30 PM 13,179 Views 0 Comments

Harte Peat Ltd is seeking to overturn the EPA’s refusal to examine its applications for a licence it made in 2019.

# peat-extraction - Thursday 20 January, 2022

Horticultural peat unlawfully removed ‘much like rock from a quarry’, High Court hears
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# Peat Extraction

Horticultural peat unlawfully removed ‘much like rock from a quarry’, High Court hears

Jan 20th 2022, 7:00 PM 20,938 Views 0 Comments

Environmental Protection Agency is seeking an injunction against Harte Peat Ltd to halt peat extraction in Westmeath.

# peat-extraction - Wednesday 19 January, 2022

Unlicensed peat extraction causing ‘irreversible’ environmental damage, High Court told
# Peat Extraction
# Peat Extraction

Unlicensed peat extraction causing ‘irreversible’ environmental damage, High Court told

Jan 19th 2022, 7:00 PM 20,348 Views 0 Comments

Environmental Protection Agency is seeking an injunction against Harte Peat Ltd to halt peat extraction in Westmeath.

# peat-extraction - Monday 29 November, 2021

New peat legislation slammed as ‘incompatible’ with climate targets and EU law
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# Peat Sake

New peat legislation slammed as ‘incompatible’ with climate targets and EU law

Nov 29th 2021, 12:05 AM 37,971 Views 31 Comments
  • Legal experts argue that new peat legislation disregards strict EU environmental law, writes Niall Sargent as part of Noteworthy investigation of peat extraction
  • Bill would give planning exemption to peat extraction for horticulture and pause any ongoing enforcement action until at least 2026
  • Peatland experts are also concerned the Bill is ' not compatible' with our climate action goals

# peat-extraction - Saturday 20 November, 2021

Ireland exporting 11 times more peat than it imports - amid horticulture supply fears
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# Peat Sake

Ireland exporting 11 times more peat than it imports - amid horticulture supply fears

Nov 20th 2021, 12:05 AM 46,667 Views 21 Comments
  • 500,000 tonnes of peat products exported so far this year amid supply concerns for domestic horticulture market, writes Niall Sargent as part of new Noteworthy investigation
  • Global trade reports show Irish peat exported to mushroom industry as recently as this month
  • State confirms exports did not fall under remit of working group examining peat use in horticulture