Doherty threatens to proceed with controversial peat harvesting bill

Private horticultural bill to allow practice to resume is co-signed by Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil senators, but has angered the Green Party

5th December, 2021
Doherty threatens to proceed with controversial peat harvesting bill
Regina Doherty has warned that she is prepared to vote against her own government if it does not bring forward a new peat harvesting plan this week

Regina Doherty has warned that she is prepared to vote against her own government if it does not bring forward a new peat harvesting plan this week.

Tensions have been raised in the coalition since the Fine Gael senator and Robbie Gallagher, a Fianna Fáil senator, brought forward their own private bill to allow for the resumption of peat harvesting to supply the Irish horticulture industry.

The move has angered the Green Party,...

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