Proposed turf ban ‘madness’



A Sligo Leitrim Deputy has rowed in behind calls for the proposed turf ban to be scrapped.

A vote will take place tonight on a Sinn Fein motion to scrap plans to ban the sale and distribution of turf from September.

Environment Minister Eamon Ryan has been under fire from his coalition colleagues over the move which he insists will not impact those who cut their own turf or gift or sell it on to neighbours in small rural communities.

Deputy Marian Harkin has described the whole plan as madness and has been outlining how it would affect places in the North West: