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

Sorca Clarke: 486. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the steps his Department has taken to support the horticultural and mushroom sector in response to imminent crisis due to peat shortages. [38628/21]

An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (13 Jul 2021)

Mattie McGrath: We object to the Order of Business. We have had no proper discussion on the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy, CAP. We are aware that peat producers and those who operate nurseries are outside the House today and are greatly concerned about issues coming down the track in that regard. On the Health (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill, Deputies still do not received copies of the legislation...

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment: Energy Policy (13 Jul 2021) See 1 other result from this answer

Robert Troy: 195. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment when the burning of peat briquettes will cease. [37173/21]

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment: Environmental Policy (13 Jul 2021) See 4 other results from this answer

Marian Harkin: 213. 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 reduce the further importation of peat from abroad; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37986/21]

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Horticulture Sector (13 Jul 2021)

Charlie McConalogue: ...supports, on 7th September 2020, Malcolm Noonan T.D., Minister for Heritage and Electoral Reform in the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage, published a report on the review of the use of Peat Moss in the Horticultural Industry. After the publication of this report, Minister Noonan established a working group that includes representatives from relevant Government...

Seanad: Climate Action and Low Carbon Development (Amendment) Bill 2021: Report and Final Stages (9 Jul 2021)

Victor Boyhan: ...all Members of the Houses regarding its view. Losing a job is terrible for anyone but I am thinking, in particular, of the workers in the midlands. I am thinking, in particular, of workers in the peat sector who have been hit particularly hard by Bord na Móna job losses, especially in counties Laois and Offaly. They have to put a crust on their table. Hundreds of workers in these...

Ábhair Shaincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Matters (8 Jul 2021)

Bernard Durkan: ...; (3) Deputy Pádraig O'Sullivan - to discuss the lack of water and waste water infrastructure in rural areas of Cork North-Central; (4) Deputy Jackie Cahill - to discuss the blanket ban on peat harvesting for the horticulture industry and the delay in issuing a licence for harvesting for summer 2021; (5) Deputy Bernard J. Durkan - to discuss cases (details supplied) of parents unable...

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (8 Jul 2021)

Thomas Pringle: ...The proposed Cloghercor project runs from Cleengort and Derkmore Lough in the south through to Shallogans and Doochary parallel to the Gweebarra river estuary. This 7 km stretch of land is mainly peat bog, much of it with significant slopes. It is an environmentally sensitive landscape. The application will be by way of the heavily flawed strategic infrastructure development process....

Written Answers — Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government: Planning Issues (8 Jul 2021)

Peter Burke: ...has been granted, after seven years from the date of commencement of development. Under section 157(4)(aa), enforcement action may be taken against unauthorised quarrying or unauthorised peat extraction at any time. Enforcement proceedings against unauthorised developments other than quarries or peat extraction may be commenced at any time within the seven year period referred to...

Post Office Network: Motion [Private Members] (7 Jul 2021)

Martin Browne: ...of State in this Department do not seem to get what makes rural economies tick. Rural transport is lacking and the horticultural sector is being asked by this Department and several others to source peat or its alternatives from abroad and is in crisis. Despite this the Government is just watching on. This entire Department really needs to decide where its priorities are. Is it to give...

Ábhair Shaincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Matters (7 Jul 2021)

Catherine Connolly: ...School in Dublin 15 in respect of its move to Riversdale Community College; (9) Deputy Jackie Cahill – to discuss with the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage the blanket ban on peat harvesting for the horticulture industry and the delay in issuing a licence for harvesting for summer 2021, as previously committed to; (10) Deputy Martin Browne - to discuss with the...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Social Protection: Pensions Council and Citizens Information Board: Chairpersons Designate (7 Jul 2021)

...corporate governance on an ongoing basis. I am currently completing an MPhil in public history, with my dissertation focusing on how the heritage of communities that have been engaged in turf cutting and peat extraction will be considered in the just transition. I have noted the activity of Senator Murphy on this topic in recent Oireachtas committee debates. It is my hope that I can...

Ábhair Shaincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Matters (6 Jul 2021)

Seán Ó Fearghaíl: ...Quinlivan - to discuss progress in efforts to reduce overcrowding and the number of people being treated on trolleys at University Hospital Limerick; (18) Deputy Jackie Cahill - to discuss the blanket ban on peat harvesting for the horticulture industry and the delay in issuing a licence for harvesting for summer 2021; and (19) Deputy Kieran O'Donnell - to discuss an update on plans to...

Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (6 Jul 2021) See 1 other result from this debate

Eugene Murphy: ...step. I will address briefly the threat to thousands of jobs in the horticulture sector, an issue that has been discussed many times in the Seanad. We are facing a scenario where we will be out of peat in the autumn. Despite some people thinking this is a Government policy, it is not. The shortage of peat is down to a High Court ruling in 2019, which seriously impacted on the way peat...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Impact of Peat Shortages on the Horticulture Industry: Discussion (Resumed) (6 Jul 2021)

Impact of Peat Shortages on the Horticulture Industry: Discussion (Resumed)

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Climate Action: Reduction of Carbon Emissions of 51% by 2030: Discussion (Resumed) (6 Jul 2021)

...for a few minutes, I will get to that crux of his question. It was known for some time that as we transition from an older, more fossil-intensive fleet, comprising units including oil, coal and peat, to a decarbonised world which will involve, in the medium term, significant proportions of wind, backed up by natural gas, we would be faced with a period of investment and a period of...

Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (5 Jul 2021)

Victor Boyhan: ...D and added subsets into the mushroom food as part of this imagination and innovation. The sector faces wipeout unless the Government urgently brings in legislation to introduce a resumption of peat harvesting on some selected bogs and I deliberately use the term “some selected bogs”. I understand the challenges and they are important but the reality is that shipments of...

Seanad: Climate Action and Low Carbon Development (Amendment) Bill 2021: Committee Stage (Resumed) (5 Jul 2021)

Victor Boyhan: I want to speak briefly on section 6. Amendment No. 54 was ruled out of order. It related to milled peat and the sustainability of the Irish mushroom food sector which now faces a total wipeout unless something is done. I do not want to mix up the two issues in regard to this Bill, but we have talked about social, environmental, cultural and economic roles. It fits in with this. This...

Seanad: Climate Action and Low Carbon Development (Amendment) Bill 2021: Committee Stage (2 Jul 2021) See 3 other results from this debate

Seán Kyne: ...the level of biodiversity and reversing of some of the State-supported removal of biodiversity over the years. I welcome that it has been reversed. As I said, the hedgerows, the trees, the peat soils and the grasslands need to be taken into account in regard to carbon. Farmers, and certainly the industry, need to be rewarded and recognised for what they are producing and what they are...

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