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#turf cutters

# turf-cutters - Saturday 30 July, 2016

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

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

# turf-cutters - Tuesday 9 September, 2014

Turf cutter Michael Fitzmaurice to contest Roscommon/South Leitrim by-election

Fitzmaurice said he had recieved many requests from people in Roscommon and Leitrim.

# turf-cutters - Monday 10 March, 2014

Turf cutters take High Court action to halt their prosecution

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

# turf-cutters - Thursday 10 October, 2013

Turf cutters dispute latest Deenihan comments on bogs

Yesterday, Minister Jimmy Deenihan said that turf cutting declined by 45 per cent this year – but turf cutters dispute this.

# turf-cutters - Friday 10 May, 2013

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

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

# turf-cutters - Wednesday 6 March, 2013

Taoiseach says Croke Park proposals do not target frontline workers

The Taoiseach tells the Dáil it’s not just Gardaí who are being asked to make a contribution to economic recovery.

# turf-cutters - Tuesday 26 February, 2013

Turf cutters reject 'progress' made in compensation scheme

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

# turf-cutters - Thursday 9 August, 2012

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# turf-cutters - Thursday 21 June, 2012

Turf cutters claim victory as minister says they must "work within the law" Turf Cutters This post contains images

Turf cutters claim victory as minister says they must "work within the law"

An overnight stand-off at a bog in Galway ended today.

# turf-cutters - Thursday 5 April, 2012

Poll: Do you agree with the protesting turf cutters? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you agree with the protesting turf cutters?

The turf cutters are in a stand-off with the Government in a row which pitches assertions of a historic right to cut on their land against bog protection legislation. What do you think?

Minister: Don't break law by cutting turf

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.

# turf-cutters - Thursday 8 March, 2012

Turf cutters welcome Dáil motion

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.

# turf-cutters - Wednesday 7 March, 2012

In pictures: Crowds gather outside Dáil to protest against turf cutting ban Turf Cutters This post contains images

In pictures: Crowds gather outside Dáil to protest against turf cutting ban

Turf cutting is being banned in 53 raised bogs amid much protest. Inside the Dáil, a motion supporting turf cutters was passed after the government withdrew its amendment.

# turf-cutters - Friday 28 October, 2011

Turf cutters stand firm in rejecting compensation

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.

# turf-cutters - Tuesday 11 October, 2011

Hundreds of turf cutters heckle Mitchell and Kenny in Galway

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.