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# turf - Thursday 30 April, 2020

Bord na Móna employees will continue to turn up for work every day despite attempted lay-offs

Last week it was confirmed that up to 230 workers were to be removed from the company’s payroll.

# turf - 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 - Wednesday 5 February, 2020

'I do feel let down': Midlands Bord na Móna workers in documentary on peat transition TG4

'I do feel let down': Midlands Bord na Móna workers in documentary on peat transition

The documentary will be aired at 9.30pm on TG4 tonight.

# turf - Sunday 24 November, 2019

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

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

# turf - 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 - Friday 29 July, 2016

From The Daily Edge These lads from Kildare went to serious lengths to transport their turf home from the bog Turfed Out Of It

# turf - Wednesday 18 May, 2016

Michael Fitzmaurice is leaving the Independent Alliance

He said he is now planning to join a new technical group in opposition.

# turf - Monday 14 December, 2015

From The Daily Edge A Leitrim man's epic swearing at a turf truck was caught on video Bog Standard

A Leitrim man's epic swearing at a turf truck was caught on video

“They’re f**ckin’ nearly flat, the c**ts”.

# turf - Wednesday 24 June, 2015

From The Daily Edge Bogfit is back with some excellent tips on footin' and haaapin' the turf Haaapin' Turf

Bogfit is back with some excellent tips on footin' and haaapin' the turf

Leapfrogs, turfcutters, haymakers – all the latest exercises are here.

# turf - Friday 12 June, 2015

From The Daily Edge 'Bogfit' is the newest (and greatest) fitness craze to sweep Ireland Turn That Turf

'Bogfit' is the newest (and greatest) fitness craze to sweep Ireland

Haven’t you heard? Come on, keep up.

# turf - 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 - Monday 1 September, 2014

Your television may be running on turf. Really

Around 6% of the nations power is still drawn from peat burning power stations.

# turf - Friday 11 July, 2014

Appeal issued over unauthorised bog cutting

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

# turf - Monday 24 March, 2014

Light my fire: Independent candidate launches local election bid with burning turf parade

Former Fianna Fáil member burns bridges with party as he launches Independent election campaign.

# turf - 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 - 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 - Wednesday 15 January, 2014

Government publishes plan to allow turf cutting on more bogs

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

# turf - Wednesday 23 October, 2013

From The Daily Edge US customers paying $49 for briquettes so their houses can smell like Ireland For Peat's Sake

# turf - 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 - 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 - Saturday 28 September, 2013

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

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”.

# turf - Thursday 5 September, 2013

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

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

# turf - Monday 19 August, 2013

The head of the CIA is bringing this piece of Kilteevan turf back to the White House

John Brennan attended an event at the church his Irish father was baptised in, in the small Roscommon village on Friday night.

# turf - Monday 22 July, 2013

Last year's poor peat harvest cost Bord Na Móna over €23m

However the company still managed to make a profit of €9.2 million last year.

# turf - Thursday 18 July, 2013

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

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.

# turf - Tuesday 28 May, 2013

Turf cutters 'annoyed' by wording in compensation agreement

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.

# turf - 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 - 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 - 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 - Thursday 9 August, 2012

The 9 at 9: Thursday 9 At 9 This post contains videos

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things to know this morning…

Deenihan welcomes over 1,000 turf cutters’ compensation applications

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

# turf - Wednesday 27 June, 2012

From The42 Portugal v Spain: the key battles Olé

Portugal v Spain: the key battles

It’s a mouth-watering Iberian derby in Donetsk tonight with a place in the European Championships decider up for grabs. Here’s where it’ll be won and lost.

# turf - 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 - Tuesday 5 June, 2012

Bord na Móna staff to strike over pay proposals

A majority of staff voted last week to reject a pay deal agreed between trade unions and management.

# turf - 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 - 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 - 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 - Monday 19 December, 2011

€6m investment and 91 new jobs for Bord na Móna

The jobs will be created as part of a €6 million investment over the next three years, with the support of government through Enterprise Ireland

# turf - 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.

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