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Commission orders Ireland to ban turf cutting on some designated lands
Amy Forde
In an opinion delivered this Thursday, the European Commission has called on turf cutting to be banned on Natura 2000 land in Ireland.
17 August 2022 Dealer
Bord na Móna a 'climate-solutions company'
Bord na Móna is now a “climate solutions company” rather than a peat-producing company.
14 July 2022 News
Turf cutters to be allowed to sell turf to neighbours
Turf cutters can go ahead with business as as usual, however the way turf is advertised will be changing.
This week in photos: big shows are back
Our top farming photos from the past week include some of the action from Balmoral Show, setting grass seeds, sowing maize, milking cows, turf production and more.
15 May 2022 News
Weekly podcast: record beef prices, sexed semen and pig protests
Analysis of the record beef prices seen in marts this week, the latest on dairy markets, carbon emission target negotiations, pig protests, sexed semen use and turf all feature.
12 May 2022 News
Farmers won’t be told to cut cattle numbers - Leo Varadkar
The Tánaiste says it would make “no sense at all” to cut food production.
7 May 2022 News
'Fuel poverty' looms if turf ban goes ahead - Irish Rural Link CEO
Seamus Boland is the CEO of Irish Rural Link, which is involved with over 600 community groups and has 25,000 members in a bid to improve rural development.
7 May 2022 News
Tradition of turf-cutting has to be respected - McConalogue
Government should focus its energies on making real change in relation to air quality and real gains can be made around smoky coal, Minister McConalogue has said.
4 May 2022 News
Minister Ryan rows back on turf ban
Draft regulations on the sale and distribution of turf won’t affect the traditional use of turf in small rural communities, says Minister Eamon Ryan.
27 April 2022 News
Tánaiste and Ryan riding 'merry-go-round of contradictions' on turf ban
Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald said that the ban on turf would punish people who have no other alternative to heat their homes other than home heat heating oil.
26 April 2022 News
Sinn Féin to try to block turf sale ban
Sinn Féin is bringing forward a Dáil motion to provide clarity to rural dwellers on a potential ban on the sale of turf.
22 April 2022 News
Turf ban ‘not about putting your granny in prison’ – Minister Ryan
A proposed ban on the sale and distribution of turf has led to a back and forth between Government leaders, with Minister Eamon Ryan now saying a common sense approach will be taken.
14 April 2022 News