Turf

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

Turf: Senator advises people to ‘continue as normal right now’

Turf: Senator advises people to ‘continue as normal right now’

Fianna Fáil Senator Eugene Murphy has advised all people who use turf as a fuel to continue to cut, rear...

May 9, 2022

No opposition to Dáil motion calling for turf exemptions

No opposition to Dáil motion calling for turf exemptions

Independent TD, Michael Fitzmaurice, received no government opposition to his motion calling for a number of turf-related exemptions to be...

May 6, 2022

TD to table motion calling for exemptions to turf regulations

TD to table motion calling for exemptions to turf regulations

An independent TD is to table a Dáil motion calling for those with turf harvesting rights to be exempt from...

May 3, 2022

Turf use will be needed ‘long into the future’ – Ring

Turf use will be needed ‘long into the future’ – Ring

A Fine Gael TD said that his party is fully committed to ensuring there will be no end to traditional...

May 3, 2022

Sinn Féin motion to scrap turf sale ban defeated in Dáil vote

Sinn Féin motion to scrap turf sale ban defeated in Dáil vote

A Sinn Féin motion to scrap the planned ban on the commercial sale of turf was defeated in a Dáil...

April 28, 2022

Dáil to vote on turf-sale ban amendment today

Dáil to vote on turf-sale ban amendment today

A vote on the government amendment of a motion presented by Sinn Féin to stop the proposed ban on the...

April 27, 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

Taoiseach: No ban on gifting turf ‘for those with right to harvest’

Taoiseach: No ban on gifting turf ‘for those with right to harvest’

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said that there will be no ban on the sharing of turf “for those with rights...

April 27, 2022

An Taisce calls for more ambitious Clean Air Strategy

An Taisce calls for more ambitious Clean Air Strategy

The government’s current draft Clean Air Strategy cannot deliver meaningful improvements to Ireland’s air quality, according to An Taisce. The...

April 27, 2022

Fine Gael whips tell Minister Ryan not to proceed with turf sale ban

Fine Gael whips tell Minister Ryan not to proceed with turf sale ban

The Fine Gael deputy government chief whip, Brendan Griffin and Seanad whip, senator Seán Kyne, have told Minister for the...

April 26, 2022

Fianna Fáil TDs and senators to call on Ryan to suspend turf sale ban

Fianna Fáil TDs and senators to call on Ryan to suspend turf sale ban

A number of TDs and senators from Fianna Fáil will formally call on Minister for Environment, Climate and Communications Eamon...

April 26, 2022

Turf: Irish Rural Link calls for more supports for rural homes

Turf: Irish Rural Link calls for more supports for rural homes

Irish Rural Link (IRL) has welcomed the decision to scale back the ban on the burning and selling of turf,...

April 26, 2022

TD urges Sinn Féin to ‘get off the fence’ on the future of turf

TD urges Sinn Féin to ‘get off the fence’ on the future of turf

Independent TD for Laois-Offaly, Deputy Carol Nolan has said it is time for Sinn Féin to “get off the fence”...

April 25, 2022

Turf: ‘No ban’ on sharing or gifting under planned regulations

Turf: ‘No ban’ on sharing or gifting under planned regulations

There will be no ban on the gifting or sharing of turf under planned restrictions on its sale proposed by...

April 25, 2022

Call on government to reverse plan to ban sale of turf

Call on government to reverse plan to ban sale of turf

Sinn Féin spokesperson on agriculture, deputy Matt Carthy, has said that the government must reverse its proposed ban on the...

April 20, 2022

Proposed turf sale ban causing ‘severe stress’ – TD

Proposed turf sale ban causing ‘severe stress’ – TD

A proposed ban on the sale and distribution of turf from September is causing “severe stress” to homeowners, according to...

April 19, 2022

Turf sale ban is ‘wrong move at the wrong time’ – Carthy

Turf sale ban is ‘wrong move at the wrong time’ – Carthy

Sinn Féin spokesperson on agriculture, deputy Matt Carthy has criticised the government’s mixed messages on a proposed ban on the...

April 15, 2022