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#Turf

# turf - 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 35,418 Views 36 Comments

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

# turf - Friday 6 May, 2022

'People might be reading too much into it': Eamon Ryan suggests peat briquettes won't be banned
# Smoky Fuels
# Smoky Fuels

'People might be reading too much into it': Eamon Ryan suggests peat briquettes won't be banned

May 6th 2022, 8:21 AM 22,275 Views 48 Comments

The smoky fuel ban is due to come into being later this year.

FactFind: Will planned turf regulations reduce air pollution?
# Factfind
# Factfind

FactFind: Will planned turf regulations reduce air pollution?

May 6th 2022, 12:05 AM 17,089 Views 52 Comments

# turf - Wednesday 4 May, 2022

Govt won't oppose fresh Dáil motion challenging turf sale restrictions
# Turf Wars
# Turf Wars

Govt won't oppose fresh Dáil motion challenging turf sale restrictions

Updated May 4th 2022, 9:42 PM 27,294 Views 28 Comments

Independent TD Michael Fitzmaurice’s motion calls on the Dáil to recognise that turf is a fuel many people are dependent on.

# turf - Thursday 28 April, 2022

'How many deaths should we tolerate?': Eamon Ryan compares turf plans to the smoking ban
# Turf Wars Burn On
# Turf Wars Burn On

'How many deaths should we tolerate?': Eamon Ryan compares turf plans to the smoking ban

Apr 28th 2022, 1:34 PM 28,818 Views 102 Comments

Leaders Questions saw the third day of intense political debate over the turf issue.

# turf - Wednesday 27 April, 2022

Govt told to 'go back to the bog' as Taoiseach pledges 'no ban on use of turf this year'
# Turf Wars
# Turf Wars

Govt told to 'go back to the bog' as Taoiseach pledges 'no ban on use of turf this year'

Updated Apr 27th 2022, 3:41 PM 32,818 Views 58 Comments

A Sinn Féin motion is due to be put before a vote in the Dáil this evening.

# turf - Tuesday 26 April, 2022

Backbenchers tell Eamon Ryan that turf sale restrictions is putting Govt stability in jeopardy
# Fossil Fuels
# Fossil Fuels

Backbenchers tell Eamon Ryan that turf sale restrictions is putting Govt stability in jeopardy

Updated Apr 26th 2022, 6:53 PM 22,754 Views 53 Comments

Environment Minister Eamon Ryan will meet with Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael TDs today.

Dáil turf wars: Eamon Ryan seeks to unite coalition against Sinn Féin motion
# Fossil Fuels
# Fossil Fuels

Dáil turf wars: Eamon Ryan seeks to unite coalition against Sinn Féin motion

Apr 26th 2022, 9:46 AM 45,100 Views 81 Comments
  • The government insists there is no outright ban and that there are exemptions to the regulations.
  • Several coalition TDs have expressed concern about what the rules would mean for rural areas.
  • Sinn Fein calls the new rules "unfair and unworkable".

# turf - Thursday 14 April, 2022

'We won’t put your granny in prison for burning turf', says Ryan doubling down on no pause comments
# Emissions
# Emissions

'We won’t put your granny in prison for burning turf', says Ryan doubling down on no pause comments

Updated Apr 14th 2022, 12:15 PM 26,176 Views 51 Comments

A plan to prohibit the sale or distribution of turf will be discussed by government after Easter.

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 45,569 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”.

# turf - 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 49,646 Views 112 Comments

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

# turf - 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 16,967 Views 40 Comments

TDs Carol Nolan and Charlie Flanagan have said the government should look at the ban in light of energy insecurity issues.

# turf - 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 29,722 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

# turf - Tuesday 24 November, 2020

Cabinet approves €108 million funding for Bord na Móna rehabilitation plan
# Boglands
# Boglands

Cabinet approves €108 million funding for Bord na Móna rehabilitation plan

Nov 24th 2020, 10:30 PM 20,222 Views 31 Comments

Environment and Climate Minister Eamon Ryan described the funding as a “major milestone”.

# turf - Thursday 30 April, 2020

Bord na Móna employees will continue to turn up for work every day despite attempted lay-offs
# Bord Na Móna
# Bord Na Móna

Bord na Móna employees will continue to turn up for work every day despite attempted lay-offs

Apr 30th 2020, 4:50 PM 17,108 Views 17 Comments

Last week it was confirmed that up to 230 workers were to be removed from the company’s payroll.

# turf - 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 - 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 16,042 Views 19 Comments

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

# turf - Sunday 24 November, 2019

Saoirse McHugh: The end of turf-cutting brings opportunities to increase our energy independence
# Column
# Column

Saoirse McHugh: The end of turf-cutting brings opportunities to increase our energy independence

Nov 24th 2019, 8:30 PM 31,531 Views 46 Comments

Here on Achill Island, saving turf is not just simply a way to secure fuel, but a way of life, writes Saoirse McHugh.

# turf - 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 - Friday 29 July, 2016

These lads from Kildare went to serious lengths to transport their turf home from the bog
# Turfed Out Of It
From The Daily Edge
# Turfed Out Of It

These lads from Kildare went to serious lengths to transport their turf home from the bog

Jul 29th 2016, 9:30 AM 5,990 Views 0 Comments

Winning.

# turf - Wednesday 18 May, 2016

Michael Fitzmaurice is leaving the Independent Alliance
# Opposition
# Opposition

Michael Fitzmaurice is leaving the Independent Alliance

May 18th 2016, 9:09 PM 30,310 Views 49 Comments

He said he is now planning to join a new technical group in opposition.

# turf - Monday 14 December, 2015

A Leitrim man's epic swearing at a turf truck was caught on video
# Bog Standard
From The Daily Edge
# Bog Standard

A Leitrim man's epic swearing at a turf truck was caught on video

Dec 14th 2015, 8:08 AM 7,081 Views 6 Comments

“They’re f**ckin’ nearly flat, the c**ts”.

# turf - Wednesday 24 June, 2015

Bogfit is back with some excellent tips on footin' and haaapin' the turf
# Haaapin' Turf
From The Daily Edge
# Haaapin' Turf

Bogfit is back with some excellent tips on footin' and haaapin' the turf

Jun 24th 2015, 7:38 AM 3,453 Views 1 Comment

Leapfrogs, turfcutters, haymakers – all the latest exercises are here.

# turf - Friday 12 June, 2015

'Bogfit' is the newest (and greatest) fitness craze to sweep Ireland
# Turn That Turf
From The Daily Edge
# Turn That Turf

'Bogfit' is the newest (and greatest) fitness craze to sweep Ireland

Jun 12th 2015, 8:10 AM 6,103 Views 1 Comment

Haven’t you heard? Come on, keep up.

# turf - 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 - 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 10,397 Views 22 Comments

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

# turf - Friday 11 July, 2014

Appeal issued over unauthorised bog cutting
# Bogs
# Bogs

Appeal issued over unauthorised bog cutting

Jul 11th 2014, 9:15 AM 9,849 Views 116 Comments

Parks and Wildlife Service received reports of the cutting from locals in Counties Meath and Westmeath.

# turf - Monday 24 March, 2014

Light my fire: Independent candidate launches local election bid with burning turf parade
# All Fired Up
# All Fired Up

Light my fire: Independent candidate launches local election bid with burning turf parade

Mar 24th 2014, 3:45 PM 13,682 Views 27 Comments

Former Fianna Fáil member burns bridges with party as he launches Independent election campaign.

# turf - 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 - 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 94 Comments

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

# turf - Wednesday 15 January, 2014

Government publishes plan to allow turf cutting on more bogs
# Bogs
# Bogs

Government publishes plan to allow turf cutting on more bogs

Jan 15th 2014, 2:52 PM 6,859 Views 21 Comments

TD Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan has accused the government of attempting to win votes in the upcoming local and European elections with the move.

# turf - Wednesday 23 October, 2013

US customers paying $49 for briquettes so their houses can smell like Ireland
# For Peat's Sake
From The Daily Edge
# For Peat's Sake

US customers paying $49 for briquettes so their houses can smell like Ireland

Oct 23rd 2013, 6:00 PM 29,268 Views 85 Comments

Turf wars.

# turf - 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 - 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 - Saturday 28 September, 2013

Over €46,000 spent on surveillance of bogs for illegal turf cutting this year
# Turf
# Turf

Over €46,000 spent on surveillance of bogs for illegal turf cutting this year

Sep 28th 2013, 8:05 AM 5,540 Views 79 Comments

TD Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan suggested that if planes are going to be flying over the bogs so frequently, “maybe they could bring our turf home for us”.

# turf - Thursday 5 September, 2013

Bog action group criticised for ‘appalling persecution’ of endangered bird
# Endangered
# Endangered

Bog action group criticised for ‘appalling persecution’ of endangered bird

Sep 5th 2013, 7:45 AM 12,118 Views 188 Comments

TD Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan said An Taisce needs to “stop burning bloody bridges” but said his association did not condone the group’s action.

# turf - Monday 19 August, 2013

The head of the CIA is bringing this piece of Kilteevan turf back to the White House
# The Gathering
# The Gathering

The head of the CIA is bringing this piece of Kilteevan turf back to the White House

Aug 19th 2013, 7:30 PM 11,277 Views 66 Comments

John Brennan attended an event at the church his Irish father was baptised in, in the small Roscommon village on Friday night.

# turf - 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 5,217 Views 14 Comments

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

# turf - Thursday 18 July, 2013

Column: Burning our bogs is like setting fire to our future
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Burning our bogs is like setting fire to our future

Jul 18th 2013, 7:30 PM 1,460 Views 233 Comments

There is an economic and social value in preserving our bogs. We need to forget our romantic ideas turf fires and preserve our heritage, writes Kieran McNally.

# turf - Tuesday 28 May, 2013

Turf cutters 'annoyed' by wording in compensation agreement
# Turf War
# Turf War

Turf cutters 'annoyed' by wording in compensation agreement

May 28th 2013, 3:52 PM 5,565 Views 65 Comments

Those opting for a relocation bog are now worried that the government will force a financial option on them instead of finding a new place for them to cut turf.

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