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Written Answers — Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government: Departmental Bodies (23 Nov 2021) See 1 other result from this answer

Carol Nolan: 271. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government if he will expedite the publication of the report by the working group on horticultural peat; the measures being adopted by his Department to save the horticulture sector from collapse; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [57004/21]

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Departmental Expenditure (23 Nov 2021)

Charlie McConalogue: ...’s forested area helps to tackle climate change, increases biodiversity and provides sustainable jobs in the rural economy. B.13 Carbon Tax €23m (€20m for REAP and €3m for capital measures focusing on Peat soils) Results Based Environment Agri Pilot Programme (REAP). REAP is an agri-environment pilot project that pays farmers to...

Select Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Estimates for Public Services 2021
Vote 30 - Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (Supplementary)
(23 Nov 2021) See 2 other results from this debate

Matt Carthy: ...scheme or is he confident that there are measures in place to contain the flu's spread? What precise actions does he believe can be taken? My second question is on the use of horticultural peat, particularly in the mushroom sector. We understand that a report has been with the Minister of State, Deputy Noonan, for more than a month now. We have seen some leaks of what might be...

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (18 Nov 2021) See 1 other result from this debate

Michael Healy-Rae: ...who want to plant or thin trees or for people who want to build access roads to forestries to take out timber. He has ensured people in the horticultural sector now have to import 4,000 tonnes of peat from Latvia. Some 200 lorries bring it to and from the port every time. The Minister should think of the carbon footprint, because he thought it was a good idea to run out of here one day...

Written Answers — Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government: Horticulture Sector (18 Nov 2021) See 1 other result from this answer

Martin Browne: 190. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government when the final report of the working group on the use of peat moss in the horticultural industry will be published; the reason for its delay; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [56820/21]

Joint Oireachtas Committee on the Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement: Engagement with the Independent Commission for the Location of Victims’ Remains (18 Nov 2021)

Mr. Geoff Knupfer: Unfortunately, it is an enormous area, stretching to the Border. Some of it has been forested over the years, while other sections remain as dug-out peat bog. It is a vast area and we could not search the entire bog. It would be completely impossible.

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation (17 Nov 2021) See 3 other results from this debate

Jackie Cahill: Media reports at the weekend indicated that the Minister of State, Deputy Noonan, has received an independent report that addresses the importation of peat into this country. The media reports indicate what we all know, that it is environmental, economic and ethical madness to be importing peat into this country. Has the Minister of State received this independent report and if he has when...

National Standards Authority of Ireland (Carbon Footprint Labelling) Bill 2021: Second Stage [Private Members] (17 Nov 2021) See 4 other results from this debate

Danny Healy-Rae: ...we need a carbon footprint label for the products on the shelves, including information on how they got there. It is totally and absolutely unfair. At the same time, the Government is importing peat from Latvia and briquettes from Germany. What is their carbon footprint? The Government put a working group in charge of the provision of peat for horticulture, which has recommended the...

Seanad: Nithe i dtosach suíonna - Commencement Matters: Commercial Rates (17 Nov 2021)

Micheál Carrigy: My Commencement matter relates to the loss of commercial rates as a result of the closure of Lough Ree power station. On 8 November 2019, the ESB announced the closure of two peat-powered generating plants at Lanesborough and Shannonbridge, near the Minister of State's area. These plants stopped generating electricity in December 2020. This was a major blow to employment and local economic...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Carbon Sequestration and Storage in Agriculture: Discussion (17 Nov 2021) See 19 other results from this debate

...to highlight that in considering the opportunity for carbon storage, it is first important to recognise that our land is a net emitter at present, principally driven by emissions associated with peat soils, historically drained and now in agricultural use. I will now address carbon storage and removal and an enabling framework. Carbon removal offers the potential for a new income...

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment: Horticulture Sector (17 Nov 2021) See 1 other result from this answer

Bernard Durkan: ...and Environment the way in which he proposes to address the issues raised in the horticultural sector with particular reference to the need to ensure the industry can be supplied with adequate moss peat to meet the full requirements of the industry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [56211/21]

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Horticulture Sector (17 Nov 2021) See 1 other result from this answer

Bernard Durkan: ...and the Marine the way in which he proposes to address the issues raised in the horticultural sector with particular reference to the need to ensure the industry can be supplied with adequate moss peat to meet the full requirements of the industry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [56212/21]

Committee on Budgetary Oversight: Inflation: Discussion (Resumed) (17 Nov 2021)

Michael Healy-Rae: ...who smokes for different reasons such as psychiatric problems. I do not agree with the idea of taxing and taxing certain items. The Government has got it so wrong on certain issues. We are bringing in 4,000 tonnes of peat at the time - it is a well-known fact - but the carbon footprint of that is coming in from Latvia because we shut Bord na Móna. Our peat is staying in the...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Climate Action: Carbon Budgets and Climate Action Plan: Engagement with Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications (16 Nov 2021)

Eamon Ryan: ...through multi-species swards. It will seek a reduction of emissions from land use, and a move to being an overall store of carbon, which will involve further bog rehabilitation, increased afforestation, and the rewetting of peat organic soils. A new forestry programme will be prepared for launch in 2023. This plan places a just transition at its core. It sets out four principles that...

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment: Climate Action Plan (16 Nov 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 ESB's peat-fired power stations and the end of peat harvesting by Bord na Móna. The National Just Transition Fund was made available in 2020 to support communities transitioning to a low carbon...

Forestry Sector: Motion (11 Nov 2021)

Joe Flaherty: ...with exasperated forestry producers. These are people who would much prefer to be knee deep in a forest than standing at the gates of Leinster House. They came there to stand, just as people involved in peat came to stand, because, unfortunately, the Government, and, I will add, my Government, is failing these people. We need to completely revamp our regulation of forestry and fast-track...

Seanad: Forestry Licensing: Statements (11 Nov 2021) See 1 other result from this debate

Pippa Hackett: ...has already identified some of its estates for rewetting and restoration projects. I hope that the land use review would help us in identifying lands which are suitable and those which are not, such as deep-peat sites and sites of conservation interest for habitats and birds. I also want to see wood embedded in our housing plans. Using timber for construction displaces high-carbon steel...

Written Answers — Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government: Departmental Reports (11 Nov 2021) See 1 other result from this answer

Matt Carthy: 72. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government when he plans to publish the final report of the working group on horticultural peat. [55048/21]

Rising Costs and Supply Security for Fuel and Energy: Motion [Private Members] (10 Nov 2021) See 3 other results from this debate

Carol Nolan: ...in my constituency closed down. Another closed in Lanesborough, County Longford. Those closures happened at a time when we needed those power stations. We are seeing inferior quality peat coming in from thousands of miles away, as far away as Latvia, and that is increasing our carbon footprint. It makes no sense. The Government is losing people who want to do the best by the...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Planning Issues (10 Nov 2021)

Marc MacSharry: ...of that too. There is no shortage of gold in the world, although there is a shortage of energy and that does not stop us, collectively, trying to move to use renewable energy. We are importing peat, yet we have closed our bogs. If we have a debate on gold being needed because there is gold in our phones, I will win. Someone may say that gold is a necessary part of a just transition to...

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