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#Turf

# turf - Tuesday 24 November, 2020

Cabinet approves €108 million funding for Bord na Móna rehabilitation plan
# Boglands
From TheJournal.ie
# Boglands

Cabinet approves €108 million funding for Bord na Móna rehabilitation plan

Nov 24th 2020, 10:30 PM 20,107 Views 31 Comments

Environment and Climate Minister Eamon Ryan described the funding as a “major milestone”.

# turf - Thursday 30 April, 2020

Bord na Móna employees will continue to turn up for work every day despite attempted lay-offs
# Bord Na Móna
From TheJournal.ie
# Bord Na Móna

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

Apr 30th 2020, 4:50 PM 17,001 Views 17 Comments

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
# Protected Bogs
From TheJournal.ie
# Protected Bogs

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

Feb 19th 2020, 7:50 AM 39,788 Views 83 Comments

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
From TheJournal.ie
# TG4

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

Feb 5th 2020, 12:47 PM 15,783 Views 19 Comments

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
# Column
From TheJournal.ie
# Column

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

Nov 24th 2019, 8:30 PM 31,233 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.

# turf - Friday 22 December, 2017

'This is about heritage and tradition': Turf cutters say the new bogs strategy won't solve the problem
# Turf War
From TheJournal.ie
# 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 12,171 Views 68 Comments

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

# turf - Friday 29 July, 2016

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

These lads from Kildare went to serious lengths to transport their turf home from the bog

Jul 29th 2016, 9:30 AM 5,930 Views 0 Comments

Winning.

# turf - Wednesday 18 May, 2016

Michael Fitzmaurice is leaving the Independent Alliance
# Opposition
From TheJournal.ie
# Opposition

Michael Fitzmaurice is leaving the Independent Alliance

May 18th 2016, 9:09 PM 30,277 Views 49 Comments

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

# turf - Monday 14 December, 2015

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

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

Dec 14th 2015, 8:08 AM 6,964 Views 6 Comments

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

# turf - Wednesday 24 June, 2015

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

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

Jun 24th 2015, 7:38 AM 3,317 Views 1 Comment

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

# turf - Friday 12 June, 2015

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

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

Jun 12th 2015, 8:10 AM 6,002 Views 1 Comment

Haven’t you heard? Come on, keep up.

# turf - Tuesday 9 September, 2014

Turf cutter Michael Fitzmaurice to contest Roscommon/South Leitrim by-election
# Endorsed By Ming
From TheJournal.ie
# Endorsed By Ming

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

Sep 9th 2014, 10:53 PM 6,422 Views 24 Comments

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
# Bog Cuttings
From TheJournal.ie
# Bog Cuttings

Your television may be running on turf. Really

Sep 1st 2014, 6:45 AM 10,317 Views 23 Comments

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
# Bogs
From TheJournal.ie
# Bogs

Appeal issued over unauthorised bog cutting

Jul 11th 2014, 9:15 AM 9,791 Views 116 Comments

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
# All Fired Up
From TheJournal.ie
# All Fired Up

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

Mar 24th 2014, 3:45 PM 13,600 Views 27 Comments

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
# Bogs
From TheJournal.ie
# Bogs

Turf cutters take High Court action to halt their prosecution

Mar 10th 2014, 6:19 PM 9,408 Views 0 Comments

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"
# Turf
From TheJournal.ie
# Turf

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

Jan 16th 2014, 8:39 AM 6,406 Views 93 Comments

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
# Bogs
From TheJournal.ie
# Bogs

Government publishes plan to allow turf cutting on more bogs

Jan 15th 2014, 2:52 PM 6,810 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.

# turf - Wednesday 23 October, 2013

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

US customers paying $49 for briquettes so their houses can smell like Ireland

Oct 23rd 2013, 6:00 PM 29,184 Views 85 Comments

Turf wars.

# turf - Thursday 10 October, 2013

Turf cutters dispute latest Deenihan comments on bogs
# Environment
From TheJournal.ie
# Environment

Turf cutters dispute latest Deenihan comments on bogs

Oct 10th 2013, 11:15 PM 5,048 Views 26 Comments

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
# Turf Cutting
From TheJournal.ie
# Turf Cutting

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

Oct 8th 2013, 10:50 PM 3,887 Views 28 Comments

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
# Turf
From TheJournal.ie
# Turf

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

Sep 28th 2013, 8:05 AM 5,418 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”.

# turf - Thursday 5 September, 2013

Bog action group criticised for ‘appalling persecution’ of endangered bird
# Endangered
From TheJournal.ie
# Endangered

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

Sep 5th 2013, 7:45 AM 12,005 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.

# turf - Monday 19 August, 2013

The head of the CIA is bringing this piece of Kilteevan turf back to the White House
# The Gathering
From TheJournal.ie
# The Gathering

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

Aug 19th 2013, 7:30 PM 11,211 Views 66 Comments

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
# Bord Na Móna
From TheJournal.ie
# Bord Na Móna

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

Jul 22nd 2013, 7:55 PM 5,196 Views 14 Comments

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
# Opinion
From TheJournal.ie
# Opinion

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

Jul 18th 2013, 7:30 PM 1,300 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.

# turf - Tuesday 28 May, 2013

Turf cutters 'annoyed' by wording in compensation agreement
# Turf War
From TheJournal.ie
# Turf War

Turf cutters 'annoyed' by wording in compensation agreement

May 28th 2013, 3:52 PM 5,520 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.

# turf - Wednesday 27 February, 2013

Stanley: Vital that progress is made on turf cutting
# Turf Cutting
From TheJournal.ie
# Turf Cutting

Stanley: Vital that progress is made on turf cutting

Feb 27th 2013, 8:46 PM 4,642 Views 25 Comments

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
# Turf
From TheJournal.ie
# Turf

Turf cutters reject 'progress' made in compensation scheme

Feb 26th 2013, 7:30 AM 4,520 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.

# turf - Sunday 13 January, 2013

Almost €3.5m paid out for turf cutting compensation since 2011
# Turf
From TheJournal.ie
# Turf

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

Jan 13th 2013, 8:00 AM 5,815 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.

# turf - Thursday 9 August, 2012

The 9 at 9: Thursday
# 9 At 9
From TheJournal.ie
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Aug 9th 2012, 8:52 AM 5,831 Views 4 Comments

Nine things to know this morning…

Deenihan welcomes over 1,000 turf cutters’ compensation applications
# Bogs
From TheJournal.ie
# 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.

# turf - Wednesday 27 June, 2012

Portugal v Spain: the key battles
# Olé
# Olé

Portugal v Spain: the key battles

Jun 27th 2012, 10:00 AM 1,859 Views 7 Comments

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
From TheJournal.ie
# Turf Cutters

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

Jun 21st 2012, 9:31 PM 7,298 Views 45 Comments

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
# Bord Na Móna
From TheJournal.ie
# Bord Na Móna

Bord na Móna staff to strike over pay proposals

Jun 5th 2012, 8:04 AM 2,094 Views 22 Comments

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
From TheJournal.ie
# Your Say

Poll: Do you agree with the protesting turf cutters?

Apr 5th 2012, 10:44 AM 8,284 Views 120 Comments

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
# Turf
From TheJournal.ie
# Turf

Minister: Don't break law by cutting turf

Apr 5th 2012, 10:12 AM 2,812 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.

# turf - Thursday 8 March, 2012

Turf cutters welcome Dáil motion
# Turf Cutters
From TheJournal.ie
# Turf Cutters

Turf cutters welcome Dáil motion

Mar 8th 2012, 10:20 AM 1,442 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.

# turf - Wednesday 7 March, 2012

In pictures: Crowds gather outside Dáil to protest against turf cutting ban
# Turf Cutters
From TheJournal.ie
# Turf Cutters

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

Mar 7th 2012, 10:10 PM 5,726 Views 104 Comments

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
# Jobs
From TheJournal.ie
# Jobs

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

Dec 19th 2011, 3:31 PM 1,881 Views 8 Comments

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

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