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Written Answers — Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government: Departmental Reports (28 Sep 2021) See 1 other result from this answer

Matt Carthy: 104. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government when the final report of the working group on horticultural peat will be published. [46428/21]

Sea-Fisheries (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2021: Second Stage (Resumed) (22 Sep 2021)

Mattie McGrath: ...out of business and being expected to take compensation. It is an awful way to treat people - just give them money and get rid of this industry. We got rid of the bees. We are getting rid of our peat. There is no room for ordinary people. The plain people of Ireland cannot work, heat their houses or fish for themselves or for their livelihoods. It is to hell or to Connacht, like...

Seanad: Nithe i dtosach suíonna - Commencement Matters: Employment Permits (22 Sep 2021) See 2 other results from this debate

Robbie Gallagher: ...Monaghan. If anything was to damage the sector, it would have serious implications for the whole economy of the county. Unfortunately, the sector is currently facing a number of threats, including in the case of the mushroom sector, the issue of peat harvesting. I am sure the Minister of State is well aware of that and although it is a different matter, it is connected to what I am...

Committee on Budgetary Oversight: Pre-Budget 2022 Scrutiny: Irish Fiscal Advisory Council (22 Sep 2021) See 1 other result from this debate

Michael Healy-Rae: ...supply next winter? We must look at the Government's decisions to date and think about what we are doing here. Over the past number of days we have had the news breaking that 200 lorryloads of peat have been imported from Latvia because we have shut down Bord na Móna. It might seem like a small issue but it is a really big issue. The importation of peat briquettes from Germany...

Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (21 Sep 2021) See 2 other results from this debate

Seán Kyne: ...seen in the media concerns about energy security and these plans for offshore wind are for the medium to long term, although legislation on the planning process for these developments is due to come through the Houses this autumn, which is welcome. Decisions have been made regarding peat burning and there are questions regarding the future of Moneypoint. The Celtic interconnector with...

Public Accounts Committee: Business of Committee (21 Sep 2021) See 1 other result from this debate

Brian Stanley: ...or other interim solutions that are brought in. To follow on from the issues raised by the previous speakers, this is the area on which to focus. I am concerned that we have closed down the peat-burning power stations in the midlands, because we are moving away from peat. I understand the logic in that. However, this morning, a shipload of peat arrived from Lithuania. My understanding...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Business of Joint Committee (21 Sep 2021)

Jackie Cahill: ...Noonan, and engagement with representatives of the Women in Agriculture Stakeholders Group. There will be complaints as the meeting goes on that there will be time shortages when discussing the peat issue. The Minister of State, Deputy Noonan, indicated he had only an hour in his diary. The Women in Agriculture Stakeholders Group has been seeking to come before the committee for a...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Impact of Peat Shortages on the Horticultural Industry: Minister of State at the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage (21 Sep 2021)

Impact of Peat Shortages on the Horticultural Industry: Minister of State at the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment: Environmental Policy (21 Sep 2021) See 1 other result from this answer

Carol Nolan: 98. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the conditions that must be fulfilled before a person may engage in the commercial sale of peat and-or peat-related products; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44510/21]

Maritime Area Planning Bill 2021: Second Stage (Resumed) (16 Sep 2021)

Mattie McGrath: ..., especially when it is without notice. It is bad enough if a swan hits a power line, which can happen in my area, or there is an accident, a storm or an act of God, and we have to turn it off. The Government is closing down peat stations and not replenishing supplies. We are trying to rush by setting up this agency and bringing forward this legislation. We definitely need to...

Ceisteanna - Questions - Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Climate Change Policy (16 Sep 2021)

Eamon Ryan: ...very specifically in the midlands. The midlands is our first example of determining how to transition a community in genuinely difficult circumstances. We have to switch off the extraction of peat and the use of peat in power generation and other areas and create alternative employment. I believe that work is starting to bear fruit. We are starting to see a significant number of new...

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment: Bord na Móna (16 Sep 2021)

Eamon Ryan: The Government is committed to a just transition in the Midlands region and has dedicated significant funding to supporting workers, companies and communities affected by the closure of the peat-fired power stations and the end of peat harvesting by Bord na Móna.The Government approved funding of €108 million for Bord na Móna’s large-scale peatlands restoration project...

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment: Fuel Sales (16 Sep 2021) See 1 other result from this answer

Sorca Clarke: 167. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment his plans to ban the sale of imported peat briquettes; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44409/21]

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Forestry Sector: Discussion (Resumed) (14 Sep 2021)

Jackie Cahill: ...for their participation. The next public meeting of the joint committee will be held on Tuesday, 21 September at 3.30 p.m., with the Minister of State, Deputy Noonan, regarding the impact of peat shortage on the horticulture industry. The meeting is now adjourned.

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment: Electricity Grid (9 Sep 2021)

Eamon Ryan: ..., reduce their electricity demand during peak periods. My Department is working closely with the CRU and EirGrid in order to progress these actions. It should be noted that the closure of two of the three peat-fired power stations in the midlands was a result of the ESB not securing planning permission from the relevant planning authority for their future operation. The third...

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment: Environmental Schemes (9 Sep 2021) See 2 other results from this answer

Denis Naughten: 61. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment further to Parliamentary Question No. 43 of 16 June 2021, the progress to date of the National Parks and Wildlife Service peatland scheme for large-scale peatlands restoration in 2021; the number of Bord na Móna employees reassigned to date from peat harvesting activities; the number of Bord na Móna seasonal...

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment: Air Quality (9 Sep 2021)

Eamon Ryan: ..., a framework for legislation has now been developed.  From 2022 the following new standards for solid fuels will be introduced: - Coal, coal-based products, any manufactured solid fuel or peat products will be required to have a smoke emission rate of less than 10g/hour, reducing to 5g/hr by 2025. - It is not proposed to make any changes to the smoke emission rate for...

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment: Climate Change Policy (27 Jul 2021)

Eamon Ryan: ...is currently a net-emitter from land-use activities, with the EPA reporting net-emissions of 4.8MtCO2eq. in 2018. Wetlands contributed to this position through net-emissions of 2.5MtCO2eq.. Almost all peatlands in Ireland have been modified to some degree and require some level of management, either to prevent further degradation or to improve and enhance their condition.  ...

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment: Environmental Policy (27 Jul 2021) See 1 other result from this answer

Niamh Smyth: 81. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if he will lift the restrictions on peat harvesting for 2021 to avoid a shortage of supply in 2021 and to reduce the further importation of peat from abroad; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40362/21]

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment: Horticulture Sector (27 Jul 2021)

Eamon Ryan: ...of the horticulture and mushroom sector on Friday, 23 July. This meeting mainly focused on the serious difficulties facing professional growers due to lack of supply of horticultural grade peat, and the need for any proposed solutions to be fully compliant with the requirements of the EU Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Directive. I would like to thank the attendees...

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