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#turf cutters

From TheJournal.ie Good news for turf cutters: New laws will allow them to work on protected bogs Resolution

Good news for turf cutters: New laws will allow them to work on protected bogs

Rural Affairs Minister Heather Humphreys published legislation during the week to de-designate 46 National Heritage Areas (NHAs) in Ireland.

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

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

Fitzmaurice said he had recieved many requests from people in Roscommon and Leitrim.

From TheJournal.ie Turf cutters take High Court action to halt their prosecution Bogs

Turf cutters take High Court action to halt their prosecution

Two men charged with cutting turf on conservation areas have taken the action to prevent their criminal prosecution.

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

Turf cutters dispute latest Deenihan comments on bogs

Yesterday, Minister Jimmy Deenihan said that turf cutting declined by 45 per cent this year – but turf cutters dispute this.

From TheJournal.ie Luke 'Ming' Flanagan tells Minister Deenihan to 'put up or shut up' Turf War

Luke 'Ming' Flanagan tells Minister Deenihan to 'put up or shut up'

Flanagan hit out at the minister following the appearance of two men in court yesterday charged in relation to alleged illegal turf cutting.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach says Croke Park proposals do not target frontline workers Leaders' Questions

Taoiseach says Croke Park proposals do not target frontline workers

The Taoiseach tells the Dáil it’s not just Gardaí who are being asked to make a contribution to economic recovery.

From TheJournal.ie Turf cutters reject 'progress' made in compensation scheme Turf

Turf cutters reject 'progress' made in compensation scheme

Though over 2,600 applications have been received, turf cutters say the government has only addressed a small percentage of bog owners.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Thursday 9 At 9 This post contains videos

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things to know this morning…

From TheJournal.ie Turf cutters claim victory as minister says they must "work within the law" Turf Cutters This post contains images

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

An overnight stand-off at a bog in Galway ended today.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you agree with the protesting turf cutters? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you agree with the protesting turf cutters?

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?

From TheJournal.ie Minister: Don't break law by cutting turf Turf

Minister: Don't break law by cutting turf

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.

From TheJournal.ie Turf cutters welcome Dáil motion Turf Cutters

Turf cutters welcome Dáil motion

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.

From TheJournal.ie In pictures: Crowds gather outside Dáil to protest against turf cutting ban Turf Cutters This post contains images

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Turf cutters stand firm in rejecting compensation Turf Cutters

Turf cutters stand firm in rejecting compensation

Turf cutters are being encouraged to reject the latest compensation offer from the Government, which is 10 tonnes of turf a year, or €1000 a year for 15 years.

From TheJournal.ie Hundreds of turf cutters heckle Mitchell and Kenny in Galway Protest

Hundreds of turf cutters heckle Mitchell and Kenny in Galway

Hundreds of turf cutters turned out in Tuam and Ballinasloe to voice their protestations against restrictions on turf cutting while the Taoiseach and Gay Mitchell were canvassing in the area.