Peat

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

Environmental charity threatens legal action over Bord na Móna peat stockpiles

Environmental charity threatens legal action over Bord na Móna peat stockpiles

Friends of the Irish Environment (FIE) has recently sent a written communication to Bord na Móna calling on the organisation...

April 28, 2022

Irish Wildlife Trust wants turf kept in the ground ‘where it belongs’

Irish Wildlife Trust wants turf kept in the ground ‘where it belongs’

The Irish Wildlife Trust (IWT) has called on the government to act to keep all turf in the ground where...

April 27, 2022

TD: Concerns around the use of Just Transition funding to import peat

TD: Concerns around the use of Just Transition funding to import peat

Concerns are emerging around the possible use of Just Transition funding to import peat, according to independent TD for Laois-Offaly,...

April 26, 2022

Green Party confirms that turf sale ban will proceed

Green Party confirms that turf sale ban will proceed

Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications, Eamon Ryan, has confirmed that a ban on the sale of turf will...

April 15, 2022

Turf sale ban could not be more ‘inappropriate’ – Cahill

Turf sale ban could not be more ‘inappropriate’ – Cahill

The proposed ban on the sale and gifting of turf, which was recently suggested by the environment minister, Eamon Ryan,...

April 13, 2022

Horticulture: TD claims Bord na Móna engagement is unsatisfactory

Horticulture: TD claims Bord na Móna engagement is unsatisfactory

Tipperary Sinn Féin TD, Martin Browne has questions about the willingness of Bord na Móna (BNM) to assist professional growers...

March 28, 2022

Rural jobs at risk if peat issue is not resolved – senator

Rural jobs at risk if peat issue is not resolved – senator

“Rural jobs and the Irish mushroom sector itself are now at risk if the peat issue is not resolved,” a...

March 16, 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

Government must reassess rejection of report on peat in horticulture – TD

Government must reassess rejection of report on peat in horticulture – TD

Independent TD for Laois-Offaly, Deputy Carol Nolan has called on the government to reassess its rejection of the working group...

March 7, 2022

Ministerial no-show to peat debate criticised

Ministerial no-show to peat debate criticised

The issue of the availability of peat to the Irish horticultural sector was raised once again this week in the...

March 4, 2022

Ministers slammed for turning down committee invite

Ministers slammed for turning down committee invite

Three ministers have drawn the ire of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine by not accepting...

February 22, 2022

Teagasc: Further drainage of peat soils ‘cannot be justified’

Teagasc: Further drainage of peat soils ‘cannot be justified’

Teagasc has stated that the further drainage of peat or high organic content soils “cannot be justified” as it is...

February 22, 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

Government dismisses request to reconsider peat phase-out date – TD

Government dismisses request to reconsider peat phase-out date – TD

The government dismissed a request to reconsider its previous rejection of a phased reduction in the use of peat by...

January 27, 2022

Cahill: The importation of peat needs to stop

Cahill: The importation of peat needs to stop

The chair of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Jackie Cahill, has said that the importation...

January 19, 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