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Motion from Roscommon TD on turf harvesting before Dail today

May 5, 2022 07:05 By Shannonside News
Motion from Roscommon TD on turf harvesting before Dail today Motion from Roscommon TD on turf harvesting before Dail today
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The right of people to harvest and burn turf to heat their homes has been a major bone of contention in recent weeks

The government won't oppose a fresh motion going before the Dail later on the sale and supply of turf.

The motion, which's being put forward by Independent TD Michael Fitzmaurice, is calling for exemptions for people with turf harvesting rights.

It's also urging government to place turf on the same regulatory footing as timber and peat briquettes for "a reasonable period" which would ensure a ban's no longer necessary.

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Deputy Fitzmaurice says news that government won't oppose the motion's welcome.

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