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#turf cutting

# turf-cutting - Wednesday 19 February, 2020

'A great day for rural Ireland': Turf-cutting trial collapses in Galway

The State conceded it could offer no evidence as a crucial prosecution witness was in Australia.

# turf-cutting - Friday 22 December, 2017

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

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

# turf-cutting - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

Water charges, turf cutters and an Irish Che Guevara: Who's protesting the Budget?

There aren’t too many protestors outside the Dáil today…

# turf-cutting - Thursday 16 January, 2014

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

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

# turf-cutting - Tuesday 8 October, 2013

Unauthorised turf cutting declined by 45 per cent so far this year

Almost 3,800 compensation payments have also been made to turf cutters.

# turf-cutting - Saturday 29 June, 2013

Turf cutters 'vindicate their rights' and cut turf in Roscommon and Galway

The turf cutters say they have no alternative. A European Union directive requires Ireland to ban turf-cutting on certain bogs.

# turf-cutting - 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-cutting - Wednesday 27 February, 2013

Stanley: Vital that progress is made on turf cutting

The Sinn Féin Deputy made the comments after a cross-party briefing with the Turf Cutters’ and Contractors’ Association in Leinster House.

# turf-cutting - Sunday 13 January, 2013

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

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

# turf-cutting - Thursday 21 June, 2012

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

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

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things to know this morning…

# turf-cutting - 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-cutting - 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-cutting - Thursday 9 February, 2012

Turf cutters don't want compensation offered by Finance Bill - TD

Luke Ming Flanagan said that the country “is on its knees” and turf cutters aren’t looking for the tax breaks offered in yesterday’s Finance Bill.

# turf-cutting - Tuesday 18 October, 2011

Government to offer free turf to cutters on protected bogs

Government to offer free turf to cutters on protected bogs

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

# turf-cutting - Sunday 16 October, 2011

Your guide to: The turf cutting restrictions

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.