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IFA says up to 10 years is needed to allow peat extraction

Jul 13, 2021 17:07 By Shannonside News
IFA says up to 10 years is needed to allow peat extraction IFA says up to 10 years is needed to allow peat extraction
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A protest was held outside the Convention Centre in Dublin today to highlight the threat to thousands of jobs.

The IFA says a timeframe of up to ten years is needed to allow some peat extraction from bogs in this country.

A protest was held outside the Convention Centre in Dublin today to highlight the threat to thousands of jobs across the horticulture sector as a direct result of lack of peat supplies.

Peat has become hugely scare after the High Court ruling in September 2019 which requires a complex licensing process for anything over 30 hectares.

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The IFA President says the government needs to step in directly to allow harvesting to continue to supply the sector until a viable alternative to peat moss is found.

Speaking on Shannonside Northern Sound this afternoon says the government has allowed peoples jobs to disappear or face serious threat despite the promise of a Just Transition:

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