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# peat-sake - This year 2022

Commission warns Ireland over ‘stalled’ action to halt extraction in protected peatlands
# Peat Sake
# Peat Sake

Commission warns Ireland over ‘stalled’ action to halt extraction in protected peatlands

Sep 30th 2022, 11:53 AM 9,289 Views 14 Comments

The State has two months to act or potentially face legal action before the European Court of Justice.

Peat’s Sake: Leading company under EPA spotlight for potential unlicensed extraction
# Investigation
# Investigation

Peat’s Sake: Leading company under EPA spotlight for potential unlicensed extraction

Jun 20th 2022, 12:05 AM 29,396 Views 11 Comments
  • The Irish branch of peat giant Klasmann-Deilmann is being investigated by the EPA in relation to peat extraction in the Midlands, writes Noteworthy’s Niall Sargent
  • In June 2021, the EPA warned Klasmann it was of the view that the company was committing a serious and ongoing breach of EU environmental law
  • Almost a dozen other large-scale peat extractors are also under investigation by the environmental watchdog
Peat pressure: Industrial peat extraction in enforcement firing line
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# Peat Sake

Peat pressure: Industrial peat extraction in enforcement firing line

Apr 7th 2022, 12:05 AM 24,703 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
High Court orders peat company to halt unauthorised extraction in Midlands
# Peat Extraction
# Peat Extraction

High Court orders peat company to halt unauthorised extraction in Midlands

Mar 21st 2022, 8:00 PM 21,082 Views 0 Comments

Environmental Protection Agency brought injunction proceedings against Harte Peat Ltd.

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

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

Updated Mar 2nd 2022, 2:22 PM 14,167 Views 15 Comments

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

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

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

Jan 25th 2022, 6:30 PM 13,284 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.

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

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

Jan 20th 2022, 7:00 PM 21,111 Views 0 Comments

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

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 20,459 Views 0 Comments

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

Peat was cut at 280 plots in protected bogs last year without State consent
# Peat Sake
# Peat Sake

Peat was cut at 280 plots in protected bogs last year without State consent

Jan 13th 2022, 12:05 AM 30,089 Views 42 Comments
  • The cutting of peat has frequently taken place at 30 protected sites over the past decade, writes Niall Sargent of Noteworthy
  • No ministerial consents have been granted by the State to allow cutting in any of the protected raised bog network sites
  • Just 1% of Ireland's active raised bogs remain after decades of peat-cutting and land reclamation

# peat-sake - Last year 2021

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

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

Nov 29th 2021, 12:05 AM 38,141 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
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 46,993 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