Michelle Murphy

I Don't Wanna Talk It Over

Possible Reprieve For Turf Cutters As Bord Na Móna Considers New Proposal

It's after the company told turf cutters they would not be granted licences for 2021.

There could be a reprieve for small scale turf cutters across the midlands in the coming weeks. 

Bord na Móna is taking legal advice on the establishment of a community co-operative for five years, allowing those using turf for home heating a chance to source alternative fuels.

In 2019, the High Court ruled that all bogs over 30 hectares would require planning permission for peat harvesting. 

Laois-Offaly Fianna Fáil TD Barry Cowen is hopeful this could be a workable solution:

 

TURFCUTTING: It comes after hundreds of people were issued a letter from Bord na Móna.

Posted by Midlands 103 on Wednesday, 14 April 2021

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