Speaking to the Roscommon People this week, Fianna Fáil Senator Eugene Murphy has said he is “very confident” peat harvesting will return in the not too distant future.
Senator Murphy had raised the issue in the Seanad and says he has lobbied strongly with party colleagues for a return of harvesting.
The Roscommon Senator pointed to a new independent report which suggests the return of peat production on a reduced scale so as to supply plant and crop growers.
“I am very confident that the Government will adopt this plan and if so we could have peat production starting up again. This would eliminate the need to import peat from Latvia and other parts of Eastern Europe,” he said.