Turf-cutters with machinery who moved onto bogs in Galway and Roscommon where turf-cutting is banned were challenged by gardaí for breaking the law yesterday.
At dawn yesterday morning, six turf-cutting machines were driven into Monivea bog, now deemed a special area of conservation (SAC) under an EU directive, and turf was cut from early morning.
Around seven squad cars arrived on the scene with officers, as 150 locals - including support from people who...
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