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# turf cutting

Last year
Cabinet agrees a ban on retail turf sales, as smoky coal ban extended
New solid fuel regulations are set to be introduced at the end of October.
All time
'A great day for rural Ireland': Turf-cutting trial collapses in Galway
The State conceded it could offer no evidence as a crucial prosecution witness was in Australia.
'This is about heritage and tradition': Turf cutters say the new bogs strategy won't solve the problem
The strategy includes plans to start restoration work on a number of bogs across the country.
Water charges, turf cutters and an Irish Che Guevara: Who's protesting the Budget?
There aren’t too many protestors outside the Dáil today…
New strategy on bogs "treats science as something to be bargained away"
An Taisce has accused the government of “putting electoral considerations ahead of the needs of Ireland’s young generations”.
Unauthorised turf cutting declined by 45 per cent so far this year
Almost 3,800 compensation payments have also been made to turf cutters.
Turf cutters 'vindicate their rights' and cut turf in Roscommon and Galway
The turf cutters say they have no alternative. A European Union directive requires Ireland to ban turf-cutting on certain bogs.
Luke 'Ming' Flanagan tells Minister Deenihan to 'put up or shut up'
Flanagan hit out at the minister following the appearance of two men in court yesterday charged in relation to alleged illegal turf cutting.
Stanley: Vital that progress is made on turf cutting
The Sinn Féin Deputy made the comments after a cross-party briefing with the Turf Cutters’ and Contractors’ Association in Leinster House.
Almost €3.5m paid out for turf cutting compensation since 2011
Figures released to show that a total of 2,117 payments and 191 turf deliveries have been made to applicants.
150 Galway turf-cutters in overnight stand-off with Gardaí
The turf-cutters demonstrated at the protected Clonmoylan Bog as Gardaí tried to remove their equipment.
Minister: Don't break law by cutting turf
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.
In pictures: Crowds gather outside Dáil to protest against turf cutting ban
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 don't want compensation offered by Finance Bill - TD
Luke Ming Flanagan said that the country “is on its knees” and turf cutters aren’t looking for the tax breaks offered in yesterday’s Finance Bill.
Government to offer free turf to cutters on protected bogs
People who are being ordered to stop cutting turf on protected bogs will receive compensation including free turf.
Your guide to: The turf cutting restrictions
Hundreds of turf cutters have stepped up their protesting this week. But what are they protesting about? We bring you both sides in this contentious issue.