‘Threatening legal action over turf cutting sours relations’ – TD Fitzmaurice

Threatening Ireland with legal action over turf cutting is a “step in the wrong direction”, according to one independent TD.

The European Commission said unless action is taken to half the cutting of peat within Special Areas of Conservation, the state could be brought before the European Court of Justice.

It noted Ireland’s efforts so far but said the enforcement of bans “appears to have stalled”.

Independent TD Michael Fitzmaurice says threatening legal action sours relations between the two parties:

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