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#Peat

# peat - Monday 20 June, 2022

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 29,077 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 - Thursday 14 April, 2022

Poll: Should there be a ban on the sale of turf?
# Peat
# Peat

Poll: Should there be a ban on the sale of turf?

Apr 14th 2022, 9:31 AM 45,532 Views 67 Comments

Leo Varadkar has said that a blanket ban on the sale and distribution of turf locally would be “a sledgehammer to crack a nut”.

# peat - Wednesday 13 April, 2022

Removing turf-cutting from rural Ireland would be like removing wine from the French - Varadkar
# Turf Wars
# Turf Wars

Removing turf-cutting from rural Ireland would be like removing wine from the French - Varadkar

Updated Apr 13th 2022, 6:45 PM 49,530 Views 112 Comments

Concerns were raised about turf not being available for sale in shops, particularly given the energy crisis and rising inflation.

# peat - Thursday 10 March, 2022

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

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

Mar 10th 2022, 6:01 PM 16,869 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 - Thursday 13 January, 2022

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 29,643 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 - Monday 29 November, 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 38,000 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 - Sunday 14 November, 2021

Unpublished report calls on Ireland to end peat imports
# Peat Production
# Peat Production

Unpublished report calls on Ireland to end peat imports

Nov 14th 2021, 11:51 AM 27,175 Views 35 Comments

The importation of peat to Ireland does not make ‘environmental, economic or ethical sense’, according to a working group report.

'We've made tough decisions': How Bord na Móna became worth €1.25 billion in less than two years
# Bogs
# Bogs

'We've made tough decisions': How Bord na Móna became worth €1.25 billion in less than two years

Nov 14th 2021, 8:00 AM 45,228 Views 26 Comments

The company has radically changed in a short amount of time. But how did they do it? And at what cost?

# peat - Saturday 2 October, 2021

Delay to much-awaited report on peat alternatives ‘very concerning’
# For Peat's Sake
# For Peat's Sake

Delay to much-awaited report on peat alternatives ‘very concerning’

Oct 2nd 2021, 1:35 PM 20,584 Views 33 Comments

Sinn Féin TD Matt Carthy said it was deeply worrying that the report, initially scheduled for the end of September, had been pushed back.

# peat - Tuesday 7 September, 2021

'Most polluting' solid fuels to be banned in Ireland within a year
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

'Most polluting' solid fuels to be banned in Ireland within a year

Sep 7th 2021, 8:28 AM 51,790 Views 68 Comments

Each year some 1,300 people die in Ireland due to air pollution from solid fuel burning.

# peat - Friday 15 January, 2021

Bord na Móna peat briquettes will no longer be made after 2024
# Bogs
# Bogs

Bord na Móna peat briquettes will no longer be made after 2024

Jan 15th 2021, 11:42 AM 58,015 Views 47 Comments

The semi-state company has formally ended its peat harvesting.

# peat - Wednesday 5 February, 2020

'I do feel let down': Midlands Bord na Móna workers in documentary on peat transition
# TG4
# TG4

'I do feel let down': Midlands Bord na Móna workers in documentary on peat transition

Feb 5th 2020, 12:47 PM 16,021 Views 19 Comments

The documentary will be aired at 9.30pm on TG4 tonight.

# peat - Wednesday 16 October, 2019

Bord na Móna announces plan to redeploy 200 workers
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

Bord na Móna announces plan to redeploy 200 workers

Oct 16th 2019, 6:41 PM 14,343 Views 15 Comments

The State-owned company has agreed to embark on a programme of rehabilitation of bogs in the midlands.

# peat - Thursday 5 September, 2019

Landmark High Court challenge against State over peat regulations opens before High Court
# Challenge
# Challenge

Landmark High Court challenge against State over peat regulations opens before High Court

Sep 5th 2019, 6:00 AM 8,697 Views 0 Comments

The action has been taken by the environmental group Friends of the Irish Environment.

# peat - Friday 23 December, 2016

Bord na Móna power plant to remain open despite environmental concerns
# Jobs Saved
# Jobs Saved

Bord na Móna power plant to remain open despite environmental concerns

Dec 23rd 2016, 8:03 PM 9,989 Views 33 Comments

Hundreds of jobs are safe, but concerns have been raised about the environmental impact of the Co Offaly plant.

# peat - Tuesday 3 March, 2015

Yes, these face masks made from Irish peat are real
# For Peat's Sake
From The Daily Edge
# For Peat's Sake

Yes, these face masks made from Irish peat are real

Mar 3rd 2015, 10:54 AM 3,691 Views 4 Comments

Smearing bog on your face might be the secret to eternal youth.

# peat - Monday 1 September, 2014

Your television may be running on turf. Really
# Bog Cuttings
# Bog Cuttings

Your television may be running on turf. Really

Sep 1st 2014, 6:45 AM 10,388 Views 22 Comments

Around 6% of the nations power is still drawn from peat burning power stations.

# peat - Wednesday 30 April, 2014

Do you use solid fuels? It's going to get more expensive tomorrow
# Carbon Tax
# Carbon Tax

Do you use solid fuels? It's going to get more expensive tomorrow

Apr 30th 2014, 7:30 AM 14,353 Views 92 Comments

The carbon tax increase will add around €1.20 to a 40kg bag of coal and 26 cent to a bale of briquettes.

# peat - Monday 22 July, 2013

Last year's poor peat harvest cost Bord Na Móna over €23m
# Bord Na Móna
# Bord Na Móna

Last year's poor peat harvest cost Bord Na Móna over €23m

Jul 22nd 2013, 7:55 PM 5,211 Views 14 Comments

However the company still managed to make a profit of €9.2 million last year.

# peat - Wednesday 1 May, 2013

Bad news for fossil fuels: cost of coal and briquettes to rise today
# Carbon Tax
# Carbon Tax

Bad news for fossil fuels: cost of coal and briquettes to rise today

May 1st 2013, 6:30 AM 12,882 Views 104 Comments

The Government is extending the carbon tax to solid fuels from today.

# peat - Thursday 9 August, 2012

Deenihan welcomes over 1,000 turf cutters’ compensation applications
# Bogs
# Bogs

Deenihan welcomes over 1,000 turf cutters’ compensation applications

Aug 9th 2012, 6:45 AM 2,933 Views 43 Comments

However the Turf Cutters and Contractors Association say they will not stop cutting turf until the government provides relocation bogs.

# peat - Thursday 21 June, 2012

Turf cutters claim victory as minister says they must "work within the law"
# Turf Cutters
# Turf Cutters

Turf cutters claim victory as minister says they must "work within the law"

Jun 21st 2012, 9:31 PM 7,434 Views 45 Comments

An overnight stand-off at a bog in Galway ended today.

150 Galway turf-cutters in overnight stand-off with Gardaí
# Turf Cutting
# Turf Cutting

150 Galway turf-cutters in overnight stand-off with Gardaí

Jun 21st 2012, 9:29 AM 5,918 Views 65 Comments

The turf-cutters demonstrated at the protected Clonmoylan Bog as Gardaí tried to remove their equipment.

# peat - Monday 11 June, 2012

Bord na Móna staff to stage two more work stoppages
# Industrial Relations
# Industrial Relations

Bord na Móna staff to stage two more work stoppages

Jun 11th 2012, 7:28 PM 2,755 Views 30 Comments

The agency has slammed the group of unions for the decision.

# peat - Tuesday 5 June, 2012

Bord na Móna staff to strike over pay proposals
# Bord Na Móna
# Bord Na Móna

Bord na Móna staff to strike over pay proposals

Jun 5th 2012, 8:04 AM 2,103 Views 22 Comments

A majority of staff voted last week to reject a pay deal agreed between trade unions and management.

# peat - Monday 19 July, 2010

It's official: Ireland is turfing out its bogs
# Turf
# Turf

It's official: Ireland is turfing out its bogs

Jul 19th 2010, 5:34 PM 131 Views 0 Comments

Bord na Móna’s turnover and profits are down, but it’s happy to move away from peat.