Local councillor express his disbelief with turf ban

A Leitrim Councillor has hit out at reports that the Leader of the Green party is planning to ban the sale and distribution of turf and peat products from the beginning of September this year.


The Irish Daily mail are reporting that the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications Eamon Ryan will introduce the move


Manorhamilton MD Councillor Padraig Fallon has tabled a motion for next week’s meeting of the Municipal calling for the local authority to contact all party leaders in this country’s requesting them to allow homes to burn turf and timber in a time of rising fuel costs.


Cllr Fallon says banning the burning of turf is madness.