Peat

Sherlock on peat decision: Will we be importing compost as a consequence?

Sherlock on peat decision: Will we be importing compost as a consequence?

The security of compost availability following Bord na Móna’s decision to halt peat harvesting has been queried by Labour Party...

February 18, 2021

Peat reserves to be depleted ‘by August or September’

Peat reserves to be depleted ‘by August or September’

A TD has said that reserves of peat in the country will be depleted “by August or September” which, he...

February 17, 2021

Some peat operators should be exempt from planning permission – Nolan

Some peat operators should be exempt from planning permission – Nolan

Independent TD for Laois-Offaly Carol Nolan has said that the government must commit to introducing legislation that would exempt peat...

February 16, 2021

Ireland ‘must be allowed’ to mill peat for horticulture until viable alternative found

Ireland ‘must be allowed’ to mill peat for horticulture until viable alternative found

Research and innovation “must be applied” to find alternatives to peat for the horticultural Industry – but in the meantime...

February 16, 2021

Vet medicine and environment rules highlight impact of ‘EU red tape’

Vet medicine and environment rules highlight impact of ‘EU red tape’

Rules and regulations from the EU on issues such as veterinary medicine, climate change and biodiversity have been slammed as...

February 11, 2021

‘Absolute nonsense’ to have reliance on imported peat – Hackett

‘Absolute nonsense’ to have reliance on imported peat – Hackett

“It is a bit of an absolute nonsense, in one sense, for people to have to rely on imported peat,”...

February 10, 2021

Cahill slams peat imports ‘from other side of the continent’

Cahill slams peat imports ‘from other side of the continent’

TD Jackie Cahill yesterday (Thursday, February 4) rebuked the decision to shut down peat production in Ireland while importing peat...

February 5, 2021

Bord na Móna cessation of peat harvesting ‘devastating’ for horticulture – Nolan

Bord na Móna cessation of peat harvesting ‘devastating’ for horticulture – Nolan

Independent TD Carol Nolan has said the announcement by Bord na Móna that it will permanently cease all peat harvesting...

January 19, 2021

Nursery owner says jobs at risk in horticulture industry

Nursery owner says jobs at risk in horticulture industry

One of Ireland’s leading nursery owners has contended that thousands of jobs are at risk in the Irish horticulture industry...

December 20, 2020

EU ministers endorse agreement on Just Transition

EU ministers endorse agreement on Just Transition

The council of EU energy ministers has endorsed an agreement hammered out with the European Parliament for a €17.5 billion...

December 16, 2020

Concerns over potential of flooded farmland in BNM rewetting plan

Concerns over potential of flooded farmland in BNM rewetting plan

Following the announcement today (Tuesday, November 24) that cabinet had approved €108 million in funding for a bog rehabilitation plan...

November 24, 2020

‘Legal limbo’ over harvesting of peat moss for horticulture – Cahill

‘Legal limbo’ over harvesting of peat moss for horticulture – Cahill

Fianna Fáil TD Jackie Cahill has said stakeholders have been left in ‘legal limbo’ in relation to the harvesting of...

October 16, 2020

Calls for ‘more research and more time’ before phasing out of peat moss

Calls for ‘more research and more time’ before phasing out of peat moss

Senator Victor Boyhan has called for “more research and more time” before the phasing out of peat moss. Raising the...

October 12, 2020

‘If peat is not available, the mushroom industry will leave Ireland’ – Matt Carthy

‘If peat is not available, the mushroom industry will leave Ireland’ – Matt Carthy

According to Sinn Féin TD Matt Carthy, if horticultural peat is not available in Ireland, then it will be “either...

September 18, 2020

Bord na Móna’s exit from ‘coal and other loss-making businesses’ sees net debt drop

Bord na Móna’s exit from ‘coal and other loss-making businesses’ sees net debt drop

Despite a number of costs generated from Bord na Móna’s “strategic transition to a low-carbon business”, the company’s net loss...

July 23, 2020

‘Decarbonisation is no longer a buzzword; it’s a reality’ – Eugene Murphy

‘Decarbonisation is no longer a buzzword; it’s a reality’ – Eugene Murphy

Fianna Fáil Senator Eugene Murphy has said that “decarbonisation is no longer a buzzword; it’s a reality” as rural areas...

July 22, 2020

Commission refers Ireland to EU Court of Justice over land designation

Commission refers Ireland to EU Court of Justice over land designation

The European Commission has referred Ireland to the EU Court of Justice over what it calls the country’s failure to...

July 2, 2020

‘Why is this Government accelerating job losses and not intervening in this debacle?’ – Nolan

‘Why is this Government accelerating job losses and not intervening in this debacle?’ – Nolan

Independent TD for Laois-Offaly Carol Nolan has expressed her shock and disappointment at the decision of Bord na Móna to...

June 18, 2020