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[–] Broc_Lia 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

This is now illegal in most places due to EU regulations. The last turf cutting championships were held in 2010.

The ban was originally created because of industrial turf cutting by bord na móna (a branch of the Irish government) but for some reason it was decided to extend it to regular farmers cutting it by hand too, despite the fact that they only remove a tiny amount of material every year.

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[–] NeedleStack [S] 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

That is ridiculous. This kind of overreaching policy weakens society.

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[–] 6065377 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

That is really a shame. It isn't abut protecting the turf, they are just forcing these farmers to rely on grid power to heat their homes.