Eamon Ryan has indicated that communities of less than 500 people will be exempt from the ban.
The Environment Minister will meet coalition colleagues later in a bid to ease tensions over a ban on the commercial sale of turf.
Rural Fianna Fail and Fine Gael TDs have been angered by the move, which is set to take effect in September.
Eamon Ryan has since indicated that communities of 500 people or less will be exempt from the ban.
Fine Gael TD and former minister, Michael Ring says he's "totally opposed" to the prospect: