Monday February 17, 2020

Turf-cutters face gardai on Galway bog

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.

29th June, 2013
Luke Ming Flanagan: 'People are coming out to vindicate their rights.' Photo: Tony O'Shea

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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