Anyone concerned about the climate crisis, biodiversity or air pollution should support the ban on the sale of turf, according to environmentalist John Gibbons.
New regulations set to come into force on September 1st will ban the “placing on the market, sale or distribution” of turf.
In answer to a parliamentary question, the Green Party leader Eamon Ryan said people who live on or near a turbary will still be able to cut peat for their own use; however, they will not be able to place it on the market for sale or distribution to others.
Independent TD Michael Fitzmaurice has pledged to bring forward a Dáil motion calling for the new rules to be halted – and has encouraged fine Gael and Fianna Fáil TDs who oppose the rules to vote against the Government on it.
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