Peatlands

Minister announces €160k for nationwide peatland conservation projects

Minister announces €160k for nationwide peatland conservation projects

Minister of State for Heritage and Electoral Reform, Malcolm Noonan has today (Thursday, May 19) announced funding of €160,000 for...

May 19, 2022

€400k available for research on nitrous oxide from peatlands

€400k available for research on nitrous oxide from peatlands

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is inviting research proposals to explore land management and nitrous oxide from peatlands. Proposals will...

May 18, 2022

Group accuses government of using ‘health issue to ban turf cutting’

Group accuses government of using ‘health issue to ban turf cutting’

The Rural Ireland Organisation (RIO) has accused the government of using a health issue to justify the end of turf...

May 11, 2022

IPCC unveils series of events to mark festival of nature

IPCC unveils series of events to mark festival of nature

The Irish Peatland Conservation Council (IPCC) has announced a programme of events for the coming months as part of its...

May 1, 2022

Living Bog project completes work on all 12 sites

Living Bog project completes work on all 12 sites

The six-year ‘Living Bog’ project which was launched in 2016 is finishing up this month, and has presented its achievements...

March 8, 2022

Proposed EU rewetting law could lead to protests – TD

Proposed EU rewetting law could lead to protests – TD

Proposed EU legislation on rewetting drained farm peatlands could lead to protests if given the green light, according to a...

February 25, 2022

Peatland: Ireland ‘not taken into account’ on commission rewetting plans

Peatland: Ireland ‘not taken into account’ on commission rewetting plans

The “particular circumstances” of Ireland and Irish farmers have not been taken into account by the European Commission’s plans for...

February 24, 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

Peatlands: €500,000 community project scheme opens

Peatlands: €500,000 community project scheme opens

Applications are now being accepted for community projects on bogs and peatlands under the Peatlands Community Engagement Scheme for 2022....

January 7, 2022

Peatland restoration projects to benefit environment and farmers

Peatland restoration projects to benefit environment and farmers

A new report published by the EU Carbon-Connects and the EU Care-Peat project found that the restoration of peatland can...

January 4, 2022

Umeras Peatlands Park is ‘an example of what a real just transition looks like’

Umeras Peatlands Park is ‘an example of what a real just transition looks like’

Sinn Féin MEP Chris MacManus has welcomed the proposed development of Umeras Bog into a Peatlands Park, and has described...

November 12, 2021

Report: Peatlands could reduce GHG emissions by 800m tonnes per year

Report: Peatlands could reduce GHG emissions by 800m tonnes per year

Protecting and restoring peatlands can reduce global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 800 million tonnes per year – equivalent to...

November 9, 2021

Peatland restoration to play ‘key role’ in plans to reduce NI carbon emissions

Peatland restoration to play ‘key role’ in plans to reduce NI carbon emissions

Environment Minister Edwin Poots has visited the Peatland Pavilion at COP26 in Glasgow to see the “global significance” of peatlands...

November 2, 2021

‘Connecting communities with peatlands’ launch

‘Connecting communities with peatlands’ launch

‘Connecting communities with peatlands’, led by Irish Rural Link andthe Community Wetlands Form, will launch on Monday, October 18, at...

October 10, 2021

Hundreds register to attend Peatlands Gathering event

Hundreds register to attend Peatlands Gathering event

The peatlands community of Ireland and further afield is coming together for Peatlands Gathering 2021 later this week (Thursday, October...

October 5, 2021

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