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#turf cutting

# turf-cutting - Thursday 14 July, 2022

Cabinet agrees a ban on retail turf sales, as smoky coal ban extended
# Solid Fuels
# Solid Fuels

Cabinet agrees a ban on retail turf sales, as smoky coal ban extended

Updated Jul 14th 2022, 2:35 PM 35,423 Views 36 Comments

New solid fuel regulations are set to be introduced at the end of October.

# turf-cutting - Wednesday 19 February, 2020

'A great day for rural Ireland': Turf-cutting trial collapses in Galway
# Protected Bogs
# Protected Bogs

'A great day for rural Ireland': Turf-cutting trial collapses in Galway

Feb 19th 2020, 7:50 AM 40,092 Views 83 Comments

The State conceded it could offer no evidence as a crucial prosecution witness was in Australia.

# turf-cutting - Friday 22 December, 2017

'This is about heritage and tradition': Turf cutters say the new bogs strategy won't solve the problem
# Turf War
# Turf War

'This is about heritage and tradition': Turf cutters say the new bogs strategy won't solve the problem

Dec 22nd 2017, 11:05 AM 12,461 Views 69 Comments

The strategy includes plans to start restoration work on a number of bogs across the country.

# turf-cutting - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

Water charges, turf cutters and an Irish Che Guevara: Who's protesting the Budget?
# Leinster House
# Leinster House

Water charges, turf cutters and an Irish Che Guevara: Who's protesting the Budget?

Oct 14th 2014, 4:27 PM 4,674 Views 20 Comments

There aren’t too many protestors outside the Dáil today…

# turf-cutting - Thursday 16 January, 2014

New strategy on bogs "treats science as something to be bargained away"
# Turf
# Turf

New strategy on bogs "treats science as something to be bargained away"

Jan 16th 2014, 8:39 AM 6,447 Views 93 Comments

An Taisce has accused the government of “putting electoral considerations ahead of the needs of Ireland’s young generations”.

# turf-cutting - Tuesday 8 October, 2013

Unauthorised turf cutting declined by 45 per cent so far this year
# Turf Cutting
# Turf Cutting

Unauthorised turf cutting declined by 45 per cent so far this year

Oct 8th 2013, 10:50 PM 3,918 Views 28 Comments

Almost 3,800 compensation payments have also been made to turf cutters.

# turf-cutting - Saturday 29 June, 2013

Turf cutters 'vindicate their rights' and cut turf in Roscommon and Galway
# Protest
# Protest

Turf cutters 'vindicate their rights' and cut turf in Roscommon and Galway

Jun 29th 2013, 11:52 AM 10,384 Views 136 Comments

The turf cutters say they have no alternative. A European Union directive requires Ireland to ban turf-cutting on certain bogs.

# turf-cutting - 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-cutting - Wednesday 27 February, 2013

Stanley: Vital that progress is made on turf cutting
# Turf Cutting
# Turf Cutting

Stanley: Vital that progress is made on turf cutting

Feb 27th 2013, 8:46 PM 4,666 Views 25 Comments

The Sinn Féin Deputy made the comments after a cross-party briefing with the Turf Cutters’ and Contractors’ Association in Leinster House.

# turf-cutting - Sunday 13 January, 2013

Almost €3.5m paid out for turf cutting compensation since 2011
# Turf
# Turf

Almost €3.5m paid out for turf cutting compensation since 2011

Jan 13th 2013, 8:00 AM 5,878 Views 42 Comments

Figures released to TheJournal.ie show that a total of 2,117 payments and 191 turf deliveries have been made to applicants.

# turf-cutting - Thursday 21 June, 2012

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 5,943 Views 64 Comments

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

# turf-cutting - 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-cutting - 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-cutting - Thursday 9 February, 2012

Turf cutters don't want compensation offered by Finance Bill - TD
# Finance Bill
# Finance Bill

Turf cutters don't want compensation offered by Finance Bill - TD

Feb 9th 2012, 10:22 AM 2,874 Views 59 Comments

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.

# turf-cutting - Tuesday 18 October, 2011

Government to offer free turf to cutters on protected bogs

Government to offer free turf to cutters on protected bogs

Oct 18th 2011, 6:33 PM 577 Views 15 Comments

People who are being ordered to stop cutting turf on protected bogs will receive compensation including free turf.

# turf-cutting - Sunday 16 October, 2011

Your guide to: The turf cutting restrictions
# Turf Cutting
# Turf Cutting

Your guide to: The turf cutting restrictions

Oct 16th 2011, 10:00 AM 9,692 Views 23 Comments

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.