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Peat Harvesting Licenses Back In The Spotlight Once More

The government are being called on to overhaul the law once more.

The government are being called on to overhaul licensing laws that are restricting peat harvesting in Ireland.

Fine Gael's Tom Farrell is calling for Environment Minister Eamon Ryan to explain why Irish legislation in relation to peat production is so strict, when imports are coming from other EU countries. 

He says the current system is putting thousands of jobs at risk, including 100 in one Rathowen factory. 

The Athlone Councillor says transporting fuel here from countries as far away as Russia is a huge source of carbon emission pollution:

 

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