New Horticultural Peat Bill Proposes Single-Step License Application Process

Industry group says current process is long winded and unworkable.

The Irish horticulture industry is hoping a new bill before the Seanad will help restart domestic peat harvesting.

Representative group Growing Media Ireland says the government has created a long-winded and unworkable application system, which has forced growers to import peat from Europe instead.

The new Horticultural Peat Bill proposes a single-step system for licensing horticultural peat harvesting.

GMI secretary, Rathowen's Kevin Mahon says over 17,000 jobs across the country are in danger:

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