peat harvesting

German proposal on horticulture could end Irish industry – senator

German proposal on horticulture could end Irish industry – senator

A Fine Gael senator has written to the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue ahead of a...

May 23, 2022

Horticulture: Emergency legislation needed to allow peat harvesting – group

Horticulture: Emergency legislation needed to allow peat harvesting – group

The Kildare Growers group has called for emergency legislation to allow harvesting of indigenous peat for horticulture as the war...

March 14, 2022

Call to suspend restriction on large-scale peat extraction amid energy crisis

Call to suspend restriction on large-scale peat extraction amid energy crisis

An independent TD has called on the government to temporarily suspend the current system of regulation that is preventing the...

March 10, 2022

Protection being sought for horticultural peat supplies

Protection being sought for horticultural peat supplies

Senator Regina Doherty has called on government ministers to ensure that adequate supplies of horticultural peat continue to be made...

March 1, 2022

Not enough peat for horticulture to last one month – Aontú

Not enough peat for horticulture to last one month – Aontú

Aontú has called on the government to take action over the worsening peat crisis which the party said is putting...

February 8, 2022

Peat extraction should not continue for horticulture – conservation council

Peat extraction should not continue for horticulture – conservation council

The Irish Peatland Conservation Council (IPCC) has said it does not support the final report on peat use in horticulture...

January 20, 2022

GMI ‘outraged’ over government response to horticultural sector ‘crisis’

GMI ‘outraged’ over government response to horticultural sector ‘crisis’

Growing Media Ireland (GMI) has said actions proposed by the government to support horticultural growers “will cause environmental catastrophe and...

January 18, 2022

Horticultural peat ‘fiasco’ negatively impacting environment

Horticultural peat ‘fiasco’ negatively impacting environment

Restrictions on harvesting horticultural peat have been branded a “fiasco” by independent TD, Sean Canney, as he highlighted the negative...

December 20, 2021

Peat extraction: All parties called on to support Seanad bill

Peat extraction: All parties called on to support Seanad bill

All political parties are being called on to support a bill introduced in the Seanad today that, if passed, will...

November 23, 2021

Peat: Bill to be introduced to allow harvesting for horticulture

Peat: Bill to be introduced to allow harvesting for horticulture

A new bill is set to be introduced that will allow temporary peat extraction for horticultural purposes. The Horticultural Peat...

November 23, 2021

‘Noonan cannot wish peat alternatives into being’

‘Noonan cannot wish peat alternatives into being’

Minister of State with responsibility for heritage Malcolm Noonan has being told that he “cannot wish alternatives to peat into...

November 18, 2021

Peat: ‘Two shiploads needed every month’ if harvesting not resumed

Peat: ‘Two shiploads needed every month’ if harvesting not resumed

A report has called for peat harvesting for the horticulture sector to resume in the short term, stating that two...

November 18, 2021

Cahill writes to Taoiseach on ‘pressing concerns’ for horticulture

Cahill writes to Taoiseach on ‘pressing concerns’ for horticulture

The chairperson of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Jackie Cahill, says he has written to...

July 21, 2021

17,000 rural jobs ‘remain at risk’ over peat crisis – GMI

17,000 rural jobs ‘remain at risk’ over peat crisis – GMI

17,000 jobs in rural Ireland “remain at risk”, the group representing horticultural peat producers has warned. Growing Media Ireland (GMI)...

July 21, 2021

Producer warning: No ‘quick fix’ solution to horticultural crisis

Producer warning: No ‘quick fix’ solution to horticultural crisis

There is no “quick fix” solution to the crisis facing Ireland’s horticultural peat sector, Growing Media Ireland (GMI) has warned....

July 20, 2021

Peat a ‘must’ for Irish growers until alternatives emerge

Peat a ‘must’ for Irish growers until alternatives emerge

Research must be applied to find alternatives to peat for the Irish horticultural industry – but in the meantime Irish...

July 13, 2021

Horticulture protest: ‘By next year we will have no peat’

Horticulture protest: ‘By next year we will have no peat’

Horticulture growers have stressed the urgent need for action to be taken with regard to the harvesting of peat in...

July 13, 2021

Importing peat ‘a case of cutting off our environmental noses to spite our face’

Importing peat ‘a case of cutting off our environmental noses to spite our face’

Halting peat harvesting in Ireland and importing it from elsewhere for the horticultural sector is “a case of cutting off...

June 30, 2021