Dáil Éireann - Volume 651 - 03 April, 2008
Written Answers. - Habitat Conservation.
Deputy Willie Penrose Deputy Willie Penrose
Deputy Willie Penrose asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government the impact, in the context of the Habitat Regulation 1997 and the areas designated as special areas of conservation, SACs, that such a proposal will have on turbary owners, in these areas; if people who are cutting turf for their own domestic use would be allowed to continue to do so; if alternatives have been proposed for people who are affected by designation of geographical areas as SACs; if they will be allocated other areas where they can harvest their turf requirements for domestic use; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12669/08]
Deputy John Gormley Deputy John Gormley
Deputy John Gormley: I refer to the reply to Questions Nos. 942, 959, 961, 962 and 983 of 2 April 2008 which sets out the current position in relation to the designation and protection of bogs. I have no proposals to allocate alternative areas for turf cutting.
Dáil Éireann 651 Written Answers. Habitat Conservation.