Peatlands

NI peatland strategy proposes payments for bog restoration

NI peatland strategy proposes payments for bog restoration

Future land management schemes could pay landowners to maintain peatland through low-impact farming methods. The Northern Ireland Peatland Strategy 2021-2040...

June 10, 2021

Poots launches Peatland Strategy consultation

Poots launches Peatland Strategy consultation

Northern Ireland Environment Minister, Edwin Poots, has launched a public consultation on a new 20-year plan to restore the region’s...

June 10, 2021

Almost 70% of peat bogs located along western seaboard – CSO

Almost 70% of peat bogs located along western seaboard – CSO

Almost 70% of peat bogs were in the western counties of Donegal, Kerry, Galway and Mayo in 2018, according to...

May 25, 2021

Pringle: Proposal on peat soils ‘could have serious impact on CAP payments’

Pringle: Proposal on peat soils ‘could have serious impact on CAP payments’

Government must push for a European Council of Ministers proposal on management of peat soils to be withdrawn, according to...

April 12, 2021

Bord na Móna called on for ‘written agreement to farmers and turf-cutters’

Bord na Móna called on for ‘written agreement to farmers and turf-cutters’

Bord na Móna has been called on to provide a “written agreement” to farmers who have land adjacent to or...

March 22, 2021

Farm organisations urged to ‘come together’ for written agreement with BNM

Farm organisations urged to ‘come together’ for written agreement with BNM

Farm organisations are being urged to “come together” and reach a written agreement with Bord na Móna (BNM) to resolve...

February 22, 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

Hackett announces €2.2 million for peatland projects

Hackett announces €2.2 million for peatland projects

€2.2 million funding for two peatland projects has been announced by the Minister of State for land use and biodiversity...

February 12, 2021

Call for peatlands centre of excellence to be located in Longford

Call for peatlands centre of excellence to be located in Longford

Fianna Fáil TD Joe Flaherty has urged Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications, Eamon Ryan, to consider Lanesboro and Corlea Trackway Visitor...

February 8, 2021

‘Peatlands and People’: New project receives €10 million in EU funding

‘Peatlands and People’: New project receives €10 million in EU funding

On World Wetlands Day today (Tuesday, February 2), Green Party Ministers Malcolm Noonan and Pippa Hackett have welcomed the announcement...

February 2, 2021

Closing date for applications for locally-led schemes for rewetting peatlands is Friday

Closing date for applications for locally-led schemes for rewetting peatlands is Friday

The closing date of the open call for a new locally-led scheme for rewetting farmed peatlands is Friday (November 6)....

November 3, 2020

Closing date for call for ‘locally led’ rewetting scheme extended

Closing date for call for ‘locally led’ rewetting scheme extended

The closing date for applications under an open call for a ‘locally led’ rewetting scheme has been extended by two...

October 20, 2020

Horticulture workforce to be upskilled in regenerating bogs for ‘carbon farming’

Horticulture workforce to be upskilled in regenerating bogs for ‘carbon farming’

The Minister of State with responsibility for heritage Malcolm Noonan said he is proposing to set up a working group...

September 7, 2020

€107,000 in funding approved for walking trails around bogs

€107,000 in funding approved for walking trails around bogs

Minister of State with responsibility for heritage Malcolm Noonan has announced today (Friday, September 4) that grant funding of just...

September 4, 2020

Open call announced for community-led schemes for rewetting farmed peatland

Open call announced for community-led schemes for rewetting farmed peatland

Minister of State for land use and biodiversity Pippa Hackett has launched an open call for new locally-led schemes for...

August 17, 2020

IWT calls for sheep to be taken off hills to ‘allow restoration of peatlands’

IWT calls for sheep to be taken off hills to ‘allow restoration of peatlands’

The Irish Wildlife Trust (IWT) is calling for sheep to be taken off hills to “allow restoration of upland and...

July 22, 2020

Quality of peatlands ’cause of concern’ – IPCC

Quality of peatlands ’cause of concern’ – IPCC

The Irish Peatland Conservation Council (IPCC) is examining the quality of over 1,000 peatlands of conservation importance in Ireland. According...

July 9, 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