Background and causes
Is peat banned in Ireland?
Horticultural peat harvesting has ceased in Ireland since September 2019, following a High Court ruling. The harvesting of horticultural peat from Irish bogs greater than 30 hectares now involves gaining permission through a complex four stage licensing and planning system.
How is peat formed Ireland?
At the end of the last Ice Age about 10,000 years ago, peat formation began in Ireland. As the ice sheet began to melt it left behind gravel ridges. Where the melt-water was trapped, shallow lakes were formed. Plants such as reeds grew along the edges of the lakes.
Will turf cutting Be Banned?
Turf 2021. … “Cutting, supplying and burning turf could well be an illegal activity as early as February 2021 after the Business Post Newspaper revealed leaked plans by the Government to ban the sale of all smoky fuels in the new year.”