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From TheJournal.ie Saoirse McHugh: The end of turf-cutting brings opportunities to increase our energy independence Column

Saoirse McHugh: The end of turf-cutting brings opportunities to increase our energy independence

Here on Achill Island, saving turf is not just simply a way to secure fuel, but a way of life, writes Saoirse McHugh.

From TheJournal.ie 'This is about heritage and tradition': Turf cutters say the new bogs strategy won't solve the problem Turf War

'This is about heritage and tradition': Turf cutters say the new bogs strategy won't solve the problem

The strategy includes plans to start restoration work on a number of bogs across the country.

From TheJournal.ie Michael Fitzmaurice is leaving the Independent Alliance Opposition

Michael Fitzmaurice is leaving the Independent Alliance

He said he is now planning to join a new technical group in opposition.

A Leitrim man's epic swearing at a turf truck was caught on video

“They’re f**ckin’ nearly flat, the c**ts”.

Bogfit is back with some excellent tips on footin' and haaapin' the turf

Leapfrogs, turfcutters, haymakers – all the latest exercises are here.

'Bogfit' is the newest (and greatest) fitness craze to sweep Ireland

Haven’t you heard? Come on, keep up.

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 Your television may be running on turf. Really Bog Cuttings

Your television may be running on turf. Really

Around 6% of the nations power is still drawn from peat burning power stations.

From TheJournal.ie Appeal issued over unauthorised bog cutting Bogs

Appeal issued over unauthorised bog cutting

Parks and Wildlife Service received reports of the cutting from locals in Counties Meath and Westmeath.

From TheJournal.ie Light my fire: Independent candidate launches local election bid with burning turf parade All Fired Up

Light my fire: Independent candidate launches local election bid with burning turf parade

Former Fianna Fáil member burns bridges with party as he launches Independent election campaign.

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 New strategy on bogs "treats science as something to be bargained away" Turf

New strategy on bogs "treats science as something to be bargained away"

An Taisce has accused the government of “putting electoral considerations ahead of the needs of Ireland’s young generations”.

From TheJournal.ie Government publishes plan to allow turf cutting on more bogs Bogs

Government publishes plan to allow turf cutting on more bogs

TD Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan has accused the government of attempting to win votes in the upcoming local and European elections with the move.

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 Unauthorised turf cutting declined by 45 per cent so far this year Turf Cutting

Unauthorised turf cutting declined by 45 per cent so far this year

Almost 3,800 compensation payments have also been made to turf cutters.

From TheJournal.ie Over €46,000 spent on surveillance of bogs for illegal turf cutting this year Turf

Over €46,000 spent on surveillance of bogs for illegal turf cutting this year

TD Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan suggested that if planes are going to be flying over the bogs so frequently, “maybe they could bring our turf home for us”.

From TheJournal.ie Bog action group criticised for ‘appalling persecution’ of endangered bird Endangered

Bog action group criticised for ‘appalling persecution’ of endangered bird

TD Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan said An Taisce needs to “stop burning bloody bridges” but said his association did not condone the group’s action.

From TheJournal.ie The head of the CIA is bringing this piece of Kilteevan turf back to the White House The Gathering

The head of the CIA is bringing this piece of Kilteevan turf back to the White House

John Brennan attended an event at the church his Irish father was baptised in, in the small Roscommon village on Friday night.

From TheJournal.ie Last year's poor peat harvest cost Bord Na Móna over €23m Bord Na Móna

Last year's poor peat harvest cost Bord Na Móna over €23m

However the company still managed to make a profit of €9.2 million last year.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Burning our bogs is like setting fire to our future Opinion

Column: Burning our bogs is like setting fire to our future

There is an economic and social value in preserving our bogs. We need to forget our romantic ideas turf fires and preserve our heritage, writes Kieran McNally.

From TheJournal.ie Turf cutters 'annoyed' by wording in compensation agreement Turf War

Turf cutters 'annoyed' by wording in compensation agreement

Those opting for a relocation bog are now worried that the government will force a financial option on them instead of finding a new place for them to cut turf.

From TheJournal.ie Stanley: Vital that progress is made on turf cutting Turf Cutting

Stanley: Vital that progress is made on turf cutting

The Sinn Féin Deputy made the comments after a cross-party briefing with the Turf Cutters’ and Contractors’ Association in Leinster House.

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 Almost €3.5m paid out for turf cutting compensation since 2011 Turf

Almost €3.5m paid out for turf cutting compensation since 2011

Figures released to TheJournal.ie show that a total of 2,117 payments and 191 turf deliveries have been made to applicants.

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 Deenihan welcomes over 1,000 turf cutters’ compensation applications Bogs

Deenihan welcomes over 1,000 turf cutters’ compensation applications

However the Turf Cutters and Contractors Association say they will not stop cutting turf until the government provides relocation bogs.

From The42 Portugal v Spain: the key battles Olé

Portugal v Spain: the key battles

It’s a mouth-watering Iberian derby in Donetsk tonight with a place in the European Championships decider up for grabs. Here’s where it’ll be won and lost.

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 Bord na Móna staff to strike over pay proposals Bord Na Móna

Bord na Móna staff to strike over pay proposals

A majority of staff voted last week to reject a pay deal agreed between trade unions and management.

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 €6m investment and 91 new jobs for Bord na Móna Jobs

€6m investment and 91 new jobs for Bord na Móna

The jobs will be created as part of a €6 million investment over the next three years, with the support of government through Enterprise Ireland

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 Government to offer free turf to cutters on protected bogs

Government to offer free turf to cutters on protected bogs

People who are being ordered to stop cutting turf on protected bogs will receive compensation including free turf.

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.

From TheJournal.ie Turf's up as Bord na Móna sees profits rise TURF'S UP

Turf's up as Bord na Móna sees profits rise

The company has reported a growth in earnings for the fifth year in a row.

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