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#turf cutters

# turf-cutters - Saturday 30 July, 2016

Good news for turf cutters: New laws will allow them to work on protected bogs
# Resolution
# Resolution

Good news for turf cutters: New laws will allow them to work on protected bogs

Jul 30th 2016, 7:15 AM 14,089 Views 28 Comments

Rural Affairs Minister Heather Humphreys published legislation during the week to de-designate 46 National Heritage Areas (NHAs) in Ireland.

# turf-cutters - Tuesday 9 September, 2014

Turf cutter Michael Fitzmaurice to contest Roscommon/South Leitrim by-election
# Endorsed By Ming
# Endorsed By Ming

Turf cutter Michael Fitzmaurice to contest Roscommon/South Leitrim by-election

Sep 9th 2014, 10:53 PM 6,439 Views 24 Comments

Fitzmaurice said he had recieved many requests from people in Roscommon and Leitrim.

# turf-cutters - Monday 10 March, 2014

Turf cutters take High Court action to halt their prosecution
# Bogs
# Bogs

Turf cutters take High Court action to halt their prosecution

Mar 10th 2014, 6:19 PM 9,443 Views 0 Comments

Two men charged with cutting turf on conservation areas have taken the action to prevent their criminal prosecution.

# turf-cutters - Thursday 10 October, 2013

Turf cutters dispute latest Deenihan comments on bogs
# Environment
# Environment

Turf cutters dispute latest Deenihan comments on bogs

Oct 10th 2013, 11:15 PM 5,076 Views 26 Comments

Yesterday, Minister Jimmy Deenihan said that turf cutting declined by 45 per cent this year – but turf cutters dispute this.

# turf-cutters - Friday 10 May, 2013

Luke 'Ming' Flanagan tells Minister Deenihan to 'put up or shut up'
# Turf War
# Turf War

Luke 'Ming' Flanagan tells Minister Deenihan to 'put up or shut up'

May 10th 2013, 3:13 PM 19,515 Views 156 Comments

Flanagan hit out at the minister following the appearance of two men in court yesterday charged in relation to alleged illegal turf cutting.

# turf-cutters - Wednesday 6 March, 2013

Taoiseach says Croke Park proposals do not target frontline workers
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

Taoiseach says Croke Park proposals do not target frontline workers

Mar 6th 2013, 11:41 AM 8,622 Views 70 Comments

The Taoiseach tells the Dáil it’s not just Gardaí who are being asked to make a contribution to economic recovery.

# turf-cutters - Tuesday 26 February, 2013

Turf cutters reject 'progress' made in compensation scheme
# Turf
# Turf

Turf cutters reject 'progress' made in compensation scheme

Feb 26th 2013, 7:30 AM 4,564 Views 17 Comments

Though over 2,600 applications have been received, turf cutters say the government has only addressed a small percentage of bog owners.

# turf-cutters - Thursday 9 August, 2012

# turf-cutters - 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 7,452 Views 45 Comments

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

# turf-cutters - Thursday 5 April, 2012

Minister: Don't break law by cutting turf
# Turf
# Turf

Minister: Don't break law by cutting turf

Apr 5th 2012, 10:12 AM 2,836 Views 14 Comments

Yesterday, turf cutters described Minister Jimmy Deenihan as “betraying” them and withdrew from talks with the Government. Today, he appealed to them not to begin cutting turf on protected bogs.

# turf-cutters - Thursday 8 March, 2012

Turf cutters welcome Dáil motion
# Turf Cutters
# Turf Cutters

Turf cutters welcome Dáil motion

Mar 8th 2012, 10:20 AM 1,465 Views 14 Comments

Thousands of people gathered outside the Dáil yesterday to demonstrate against the closure of raised bogs. Today, they welcomed yesterday’s Dáil motion in support of turf cutters.

# turf-cutters - Wednesday 7 March, 2012

In pictures: Crowds gather outside Dáil to protest against turf cutting ban
# Turf Cutters
# Turf Cutters

In pictures: Crowds gather outside Dáil to protest against turf cutting ban

Mar 7th 2012, 10:10 PM 5,784 Views 104 Comments

Turf cutting is being banned in 53 raised bogs amid much protest. Inside the Dáil, a motion supporting turf cutters was passed after the government withdrew its amendment.

# turf-cutters - Friday 28 October, 2011

Turf cutters stand firm in rejecting compensation
# Turf Cutters
# Turf Cutters

Turf cutters stand firm in rejecting compensation

Oct 28th 2011, 2:05 PM 576 Views 11 Comments

Turf cutters are being encouraged to reject the latest compensation offer from the Government, which is 10 tonnes of turf a year, or €1000 a year for 15 years.

# turf-cutters - Tuesday 11 October, 2011

Hundreds of turf cutters heckle Mitchell and Kenny in Galway
# Protest
# Protest

Hundreds of turf cutters heckle Mitchell and Kenny in Galway

Oct 11th 2011, 9:52 AM 1,580 Views 13 Comments

Hundreds of turf cutters turned out in Tuam and Ballinasloe to voice their protestations against restrictions on turf cutting while the Taoiseach and Gay Mitchell were canvassing in the area.