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#Bogs

# bogs - Friday 15 January, 2021

Bord na Móna peat briquettes will no longer be made after 2024
# Bogs
# Bogs

Bord na Móna peat briquettes will no longer be made after 2024

Fri 11:42 AM 51,828 Views 47 Comments

The semi-state company has formally ended its peat harvesting.

# bogs - Sunday 24 November, 2019

Saoirse McHugh: The end of turf-cutting brings opportunities to increase our energy independence
# Column
# Column

Saoirse McHugh: The end of turf-cutting brings opportunities to increase our energy independence

Nov 24th 2019, 8:30 PM 31,135 Views 46 Comments

Here on Achill Island, saving turf is not just simply a way to secure fuel, but a way of life, writes Saoirse McHugh.

# bogs - Wednesday 16 October, 2019

Bord na Móna announces plan to redeploy 200 workers
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

Bord na Móna announces plan to redeploy 200 workers

Oct 16th 2019, 6:41 PM 14,263 Views 15 Comments

The State-owned company has agreed to embark on a programme of rehabilitation of bogs in the midlands.

# bogs - Friday 22 December, 2017

'This is about heritage and tradition': Turf cutters say the new bogs strategy won't solve the problem
# Turf War
# Turf War

'This is about heritage and tradition': Turf cutters say the new bogs strategy won't solve the problem

Dec 22nd 2017, 11:05 AM 12,037 Views 69 Comments

The strategy includes plans to start restoration work on a number of bogs across the country.

# bogs - Saturday 30 July, 2016

Good news for turf cutters: New laws will allow them to work on protected bogs
# Resolution
# Resolution

Good news for turf cutters: New laws will allow them to work on protected bogs

Jul 30th 2016, 7:15 AM 13,977 Views 29 Comments

Rural Affairs Minister Heather Humphreys published legislation during the week to de-designate 46 National Heritage Areas (NHAs) in Ireland.

# bogs - Monday 28 December, 2015

TD calls for bogs to be flooded to 'save communities'
# Storm Frank
# Storm Frank

TD calls for bogs to be flooded to 'save communities'

Dec 28th 2015, 8:12 PM 29,633 Views 63 Comments

Bord na Móna has said the plan wouldn’t work.

# bogs - Friday 11 July, 2014

Appeal issued over unauthorised bog cutting
# Bogs
# Bogs

Appeal issued over unauthorised bog cutting

Jul 11th 2014, 9:15 AM 9,783 Views 116 Comments

Parks and Wildlife Service received reports of the cutting from locals in Counties Meath and Westmeath.

# bogs - Monday 10 March, 2014

Turf cutters take High Court action to halt their prosecution
# Bogs
# Bogs

Turf cutters take High Court action to halt their prosecution

Mar 10th 2014, 6:19 PM 9,406 Views 0 Comments

Two men charged with cutting turf on conservation areas have taken the action to prevent their criminal prosecution.

# bogs - Thursday 16 January, 2014

New strategy on bogs "treats science as something to be bargained away"
# Turf
# Turf

New strategy on bogs "treats science as something to be bargained away"

Jan 16th 2014, 8:39 AM 6,398 Views 93 Comments

An Taisce has accused the government of “putting electoral considerations ahead of the needs of Ireland’s young generations”.

# bogs - Wednesday 15 January, 2014

Government publishes plan to allow turf cutting on more bogs
# Bogs
# Bogs

Government publishes plan to allow turf cutting on more bogs

Jan 15th 2014, 2:52 PM 6,803 Views 21 Comments

TD Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan has accused the government of attempting to win votes in the upcoming local and European elections with the move.

# bogs - Saturday 28 September, 2013

Over €46,000 spent on surveillance of bogs for illegal turf cutting this year
# Turf
# Turf

Over €46,000 spent on surveillance of bogs for illegal turf cutting this year

Sep 28th 2013, 8:05 AM 5,405 Views 79 Comments

TD Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan suggested that if planes are going to be flying over the bogs so frequently, “maybe they could bring our turf home for us”.

# bogs - Thursday 5 September, 2013

Bog action group criticised for ‘appalling persecution’ of endangered bird
# Endangered
# Endangered

Bog action group criticised for ‘appalling persecution’ of endangered bird

Sep 5th 2013, 7:45 AM 11,985 Views 188 Comments

TD Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan said An Taisce needs to “stop burning bloody bridges” but said his association did not condone the group’s action.

# bogs - Thursday 18 July, 2013

Column: Burning our bogs is like setting fire to our future
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Burning our bogs is like setting fire to our future

Jul 18th 2013, 7:30 PM 1,261 Views 233 Comments

There is an economic and social value in preserving our bogs. We need to forget our romantic ideas turf fires and preserve our heritage, writes Kieran McNally.

# bogs - Tuesday 28 May, 2013

Turf cutters 'annoyed' by wording in compensation agreement
# Turf War
# Turf War

Turf cutters 'annoyed' by wording in compensation agreement

May 28th 2013, 3:52 PM 5,518 Views 65 Comments

Those opting for a relocation bog are now worried that the government will force a financial option on them instead of finding a new place for them to cut turf.

# bogs - Friday 10 May, 2013

Luke 'Ming' Flanagan tells Minister Deenihan to 'put up or shut up'
# Turf War
# Turf War

Luke 'Ming' Flanagan tells Minister Deenihan to 'put up or shut up'

May 10th 2013, 3:13 PM 19,467 Views 156 Comments

Flanagan hit out at the minister following the appearance of two men in court yesterday charged in relation to alleged illegal turf cutting.

# bogs - Tuesday 26 February, 2013

Turf cutters reject 'progress' made in compensation scheme
# Turf
# Turf

Turf cutters reject 'progress' made in compensation scheme

Feb 26th 2013, 7:30 AM 4,511 Views 17 Comments

Though over 2,600 applications have been received, turf cutters say the government has only addressed a small percentage of bog owners.

# bogs - Sunday 13 January, 2013

Almost €3.5m paid out for turf cutting compensation since 2011
# Turf
# Turf

Almost €3.5m paid out for turf cutting compensation since 2011

Jan 13th 2013, 8:00 AM 5,802 Views 42 Comments

Figures released to TheJournal.ie show that a total of 2,117 payments and 191 turf deliveries have been made to applicants.

# bogs - Thursday 9 August, 2012

The 9 at 9: Thursday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Aug 9th 2012, 8:52 AM 5,829 Views 4 Comments

Nine things to know this morning…

Deenihan welcomes over 1,000 turf cutters’ compensation applications
# Bogs
# Bogs

Deenihan welcomes over 1,000 turf cutters’ compensation applications

Aug 9th 2012, 6:45 AM 2,909 Views 43 Comments

However the Turf Cutters and Contractors Association say they will not stop cutting turf until the government provides relocation bogs.

# bogs - Thursday 21 June, 2012

150 Galway turf-cutters in overnight stand-off with Gardaí
# Turf Cutting
# Turf Cutting

150 Galway turf-cutters in overnight stand-off with Gardaí

Jun 21st 2012, 9:29 AM 5,804 Views 65 Comments

The turf-cutters demonstrated at the protected Clonmoylan Bog as Gardaí tried to remove their equipment.

# bogs - Thursday 5 April, 2012

Minister: Don't break law by cutting turf
# Turf
# Turf

Minister: Don't break law by cutting turf

Apr 5th 2012, 10:12 AM 2,806 Views 14 Comments

Yesterday, turf cutters described Minister Jimmy Deenihan as “betraying” them and withdrew from talks with the Government. Today, he appealed to them not to begin cutting turf on protected bogs.

# bogs - Thursday 8 March, 2012

Turf cutters welcome Dáil motion
# Turf Cutters
# Turf Cutters

Turf cutters welcome Dáil motion

Mar 8th 2012, 10:20 AM 1,441 Views 14 Comments

Thousands of people gathered outside the Dáil yesterday to demonstrate against the closure of raised bogs. Today, they welcomed yesterday’s Dáil motion in support of turf cutters.

# bogs - Friday 28 October, 2011

Turf cutters stand firm in rejecting compensation
# Turf Cutters
# Turf Cutters

Turf cutters stand firm in rejecting compensation

Oct 28th 2011, 2:05 PM 560 Views 11 Comments

Turf cutters are being encouraged to reject the latest compensation offer from the Government, which is 10 tonnes of turf a year, or €1000 a year for 15 years.

# bogs - Tuesday 18 October, 2011

Government to offer free turf to cutters on protected bogs

Government to offer free turf to cutters on protected bogs

Oct 18th 2011, 6:33 PM 554 Views 15 Comments

People who are being ordered to stop cutting turf on protected bogs will receive compensation including free turf.

# bogs - Sunday 16 October, 2011

Your guide to: The turf cutting restrictions
# Turf Cutting
# Turf Cutting

Your guide to: The turf cutting restrictions

Oct 16th 2011, 10:00 AM 9,034 Views 23 Comments

Hundreds of turf cutters have stepped up their protesting this week. But what are they protesting about? We bring you both sides in this contentious issue.

# bogs - Tuesday 11 October, 2011

Hundreds of turf cutters heckle Mitchell and Kenny in Galway
# Protest
# Protest

Hundreds of turf cutters heckle Mitchell and Kenny in Galway

Oct 11th 2011, 9:52 AM 1,541 Views 13 Comments

Hundreds of turf cutters turned out in Tuam and Ballinasloe to voice their protestations against restrictions on turf cutting while the Taoiseach and Gay Mitchell were canvassing in the area.

# bogs - Wednesday 1 June, 2011

Agreement reached over controversial turf cutting
# Bogs
# Bogs

Agreement reached over controversial turf cutting

Jun 1st 2011, 9:10 PM 133 Views 0 Comments