Heated exchange in Dail over turf ban

Another row has broken out in the Dail between Sinn Fein and the government over a proposed ban on the sale of turf.


The argument, between Donegal Deputy Pearse Doherty and Minister Eamon Ryan, took place at the final leaders questions before Carbon Tax increases come into effect this weekend.


Deputy Doherty claimed there was ‘no realistic alternative’ for those who use turf to heat their homes while Minister Ryan says lives would be saved.


The heated exchange led to an intervention from the Ceann Comhairle: