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Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Horticulture Sector (20 Oct 2021) See 3 other results from this answer

Niamh Smyth: 314. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of the findings of the working group established by his Department to examine the peat supply issue to the horticultural sector in the wake of the peat harvesting cessation on Bord na Móna bogs; the way in which he plans to deal with this issue in the short-term to protect those involved in the horticultural trade;...

Seanad: Flood Risk Management: Motion (19 Oct 2021)

Lynn Boylan: ...was brought into stark relief when we saw the footage from Meenbog near Ballybofey in County Donegal. After Amazon started construction on a windfarm, there was a major bog slide that saw a slurry of peat flowing into rivers north and south of the Border. In light of the cross-Border nature and the river basin management programme, perhaps the Senators proposing the motion would consider...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Climate Action: Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and COP26: Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications (19 Oct 2021)

Eamon Ryan: ...we have done, and started the massive investment in bog rehabilitation, which we have done and which has created employment for the same workers with the same skills who were previously involved in peat extraction. It was critical that we focused on the immediate turning of Bord na Móna from a brown company into a green one and we see the significant success it is starting to...

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment: Fuel Sales (19 Oct 2021)

Eamon Ryan: ...on the Irish market.  Introducing these standards will improve the quality of the air that we breathe, and the health of the public that we serve. From September 2022, coal, coal-based products, any manufactured solid fuel or peat productswill be required to have a smoke emission rate of less than 10g/hour, reducing to 5g/hr by 2025. In order for such fuels, imported or otherwise, to...

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment: Renewable Energy Generation (19 Oct 2021) See 2 other results from this answer

Brian Leddin: 277. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the role which former peat fired power stations may play in the decarbonisation of the electricity system; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [50684/21]

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Road Projects (19 Oct 2021) See 1 other result from this answer

Carol Nolan: ...for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will provide additional funds to Offaly County Council for road maintenance projects particularly in view of the fact that many of the existing roads have peat foundations which require above average maintenance work; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51030/21]

Written Answers — Department of Finance: Fuel Sales (19 Oct 2021)

Paschal Donohoe: I propose to take Questions Nos. 374, 375 and 376 together. Solid fuel (coal and peat) is liable to excise duty in this jurisdiction in the form of Solid Fuel Carbon Tax (SFCT). SFCT is a national excise and applies at different rates to four categories of solid fuel including coal, peat briquettes, milled peat and other peat. The SFCT rate on coal, currently €88.23 per tonne,...

Written Answers — Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government: Planning Issues (19 Oct 2021) See 1 other result from this answer

Eoin Ó Broin: 489. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government if he is considering exempting peat extraction from the planning system for new developments and the substitute consent process for unauthorised developments; if so, the reason for considering such a move; the timeframe for a decision on this matter; and if such a move would be compliant with EU environmental law. [51326/21]

Financial Resolutions 2021 - Financial Resolution No. 2: General (Resumed) (14 Oct 2021) See 1 other result from this debate

Bernard Durkan: ...does not happen anywhere else across the globe, and it cannot happen. It is due to our climate and our grass-based production of beef and dairy, and we should be given credit for that. Importing peat moss and peat products from other European countries does not make sense. It is very hard to tell our farmers and those in the horticulture sector that this is in accordance with...

Financial Resolutions 2021 - Financial Resolution No. 2: General (Resumed) (14 Oct 2021)

Barry Cowen: ...as originally envisaged. I call on the Government to soon, if not immediately, publish the territorial plan which it will shortly submit to the European Commission to draw down a further €84.5 million from the coal and peat regions in transition fund. That funding must be better targeted to benefit those most impacted by the acceleration of decarbonisation, particularly in my own...

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (14 Oct 2021)

Marian Harkin: ...can take quite a period of time for a lot of those programmes to bed in. Farmers have been promised a just transition. What is the evidence of change so far? The evidence is we are importing peat from Latvia. Latvia is in the European Union and it has the same laws as we have. We are importing wood from Scotland. There is a real possibility of significantly increasing the...

Seanad: Nithe i dtosach suíonna - Commencement Matters: Fire Stations (14 Oct 2021) See 1 other result from this debate

Robbie Gallagher: ...Department will work with Monaghan County Council to ensure the facility is built without delay and as soon as possible. I might digress when I have the Minister of State to raise the matter of peat in County Monaghan. Monaghan is well known for many things, one of which is mushrooms, and we have a serious problem there now because peat products are essential for that mushroom industry....

Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (14 Oct 2021) See 1 other result from this debate

Micheál Carrigy: In the context of our debate yesterday on peat, a press release was issued by Friends of the Environment which stated that X number of tonnes of peat were exported out of the country. The purpose of that press release was to try and negate the debate we had yesterday. I remind Friends of the Environment that we live in the EU free market.We have the best quality peat in the EU. The reality...

Public Accounts Committee: 2020 Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General and Appropriation Accounts
Vote 29 - Environment, Climate and Communications
Chapter 9 - Remediation of Landfill Sites
(14 Oct 2021)

Imelda Munster: ...of what the Department has been assured of. That mass panic related to security of supply and they were placing the blame on issues of reliability regarding wind, the premature closing of peat burning stations, and particularly data centres. How would the Department respond to those fears?

Written Answers — Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government: Horticulture Sector (14 Oct 2021) See 1 other result from this answer

Brendan Smith: 112. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government if he will provide details of the outcome of the studies undertaken by the working groups concerning the future use of peat by the horticulture sector; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [50349/21]

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Horticulture Sector (14 Oct 2021) See 1 other result from this answer

Brendan Griffin: 217. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his views on a matter (details supplied) regarding importing peat and timber; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [50186/21]

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Horticulture Sector (14 Oct 2021) See 1 other result from this answer

Robert Troy: 223. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of the findings of the working group established by his Department to look into the peat supply issue to the horticultural sector in the wake of the peat harvesting cessation on Bord na Móna bogs; and the way in which he plans to deal with this issue in the short-term to protect those involved in the horticultural...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Horticulture Sector (14 Oct 2021) See 2 other results from this answer

Brendan Smith: 231. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the measures he will introduce as a matter of urgency to ensure that there is an adequate supply of domestic peat for the mushroom and horticulture sector; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [50312/21]

Financial Resolutions 2021 - Financial Resolution No. 2: General (Resumed) (13 Oct 2021) See 4 other results from this debate

Alan Farrell: I am a Deputy for Dublin Fingal. Deputy Canney will not be surprised to hear that horticultural peat is an issue that affects my constituency greatly as well. I look forward to a resolution of that matter. Budget 2022 is a very positive one and will benefit people throughout the country, from all backgrounds and walks of life. Regardless of what has been claimed by others, I believe...

Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (13 Oct 2021)

Lisa Chambers: ...not to exceed eight minutes and all other Senators not to exceed five minutes, with the Minister of State to be given no less than ten minutes to reply to the debate; No. 3, statements on peat harvesting, substitute consent, to be taken at 3.30 p.m. and to conclude at 5.30 p.m. if not previously concluded, with the time allocated to the Minister of State's opening speech not to exceed ten...

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