Bogs

Bord na Móna urged to ‘put in writing’ commitment to adjoining landowners

Bord na Móna urged to ‘put in writing’ commitment to adjoining landowners

If Bord na Móna is certain that there won’t be a problem with lands adjoining its bogs in the midlands,...

March 3, 2021

Views on bog rewetting sought at farmer meeting tonight

Views on bog rewetting sought at farmer meeting tonight

Views and opinions from farmers on Bord na Móna’s bog rewetting programme are being sought for an online farmer meeting...

February 16, 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

ICMSA urges BNM to carry out ‘independent survey’ before rewetting

ICMSA urges BNM to carry out ‘independent survey’ before rewetting

The Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers’ Association (ICMSA) has called on Bord na Móna to carry out an “independent baseline survey”...

February 1, 2021

Ireland to voluntarily report impact of wetlands on greenhouse gas emissions

Ireland to voluntarily report impact of wetlands on greenhouse gas emissions

Ireland has opted to voluntarily report on the impact of managed wetland and bogs on greenhouse gas emissions and removals...

January 7, 2021

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

Green Party welcomes ‘historic’ BNM decision

Green Party welcomes ‘historic’ BNM decision

The Green Party has welcomed the decision this week from Bord na Móna to cease peat harvesting and move onto...

June 18, 2020

‘No new job losses in peatland rehabilitation plan’ – BNM

‘No new job losses in peatland rehabilitation plan’ – BNM

Bord na Móna’s plan for suspending peat harvesting and beginning its Enhanced Peatland Rehabilitation Scheme (EPRS) “ensures that there will...

June 17, 2020

€12.4 million bog conservation project delayed by Covid-19

€12.4 million bog conservation project delayed by Covid-19

An EU-funded project aimed at conserving habitats and protecting blanket bogs in the west and north-west has been delayed because...

May 19, 2020

Commission announces projects for blanket bogs and water quality

Commission announces projects for blanket bogs and water quality

The European Commission Representation in Ireland has announced two new EU-funded projects aimed at restoring Ireland’s blanket bogs and improving...

February 17, 2020

‘Madness continues in Dáil’ – Fitzmaurice on turf ban threat

‘Madness continues in Dáil’ – Fitzmaurice on turf ban threat

“The madness continues in Dáil Éireann,” says independent TD Michael Fitzmaurice – who claims that both Fianna Fáil and Fine...

December 9, 2019

‘There are bogs that should never have been designated in the first place’

‘There are bogs that should never have been designated in the first place’

Turf cutters who were forced to cease the tradition because of an EU directive may be allowed back onto the...

April 13, 2019

‘Turf cutting is brilliant for my mental health’ – Flanagan

‘Turf cutting is brilliant for my mental health’ – Flanagan

The owners of bogs and peatlands should receive payments on a per hectare basis for sequestering carbon, according to independent...

April 6, 2019

Cutaway bogs to be absorbed into decarbonisation programme

Cutaway bogs to be absorbed into decarbonisation programme

There has been much discussion about Bord na Móna cutaway bogs in recent times and what the semi-state body plans...

March 28, 2019

Fitzmaurice slams committee’s ‘cuckoo cloud’ bog proposal

Fitzmaurice slams committee’s ‘cuckoo cloud’ bog proposal

Michael Fitzmaurice, independent TD for Galway-Roscommon, has said he believes “it would be unwise” of the Government to “go after...

March 12, 2019

BNM deploys new excavators for bog rehabilitation work

BNM deploys new excavators for bog rehabilitation work

Bord na Mona (BNM) has deployed two new excavators on its lands as part of a plan to re-wet thousands of...

June 12, 2018

Bord na Mona forecasts 50% job losses in peat by 2030

Bord na Mona forecasts 50% job losses in peat by 2030

Bord na Mona (BNM) expects to decrease its peat-related employment by up to 50% over the next 12 years, acting...

December 27, 2017

Over €22m paid to turf cutters under compensation scheme

Over €22m paid to turf cutters under compensation scheme

Some €22.6m has been paid out to turf cutters to date under the Cessation of Turf Cutting Compensation Scheme (CTCCS), data...

January 24, 2017