Government officials are moving on grant payments to farmers who cut turf on protected bogs.
Amid escalating tensions between turf cutters and the government over the closure of some bogs, the Department of Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht has written to more than 70 contractors and landowners where damage to a special area of conservation is suspected or has taken place.
Officials at heritage minister Jimmy Deenihan's department have also sent 30 reports to the Department of...
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