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Special Areas of Conservation.

Dáil Éireann Debate, Thursday - 11 March 2010

Thursday, 11 March 2010

Ceisteanna (183)

Frank Feighan

Ceist:

182 Deputy Frank Feighan asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government the position regarding turf cutting on bogs in special areas of conservation in counties Roscommon and Leitrim; if his attention has been drawn to the fact that the turf cutting season has already begun; and when the report from the special committee will be available. [12174/10]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government)

The derogation allowing a continuation of turf cutting on 32 Raised Bog SACs that were notified for designation in 1999 has now expired. A further 23 raised bog SACs were notified for designation in 2002. I have included a list of the bogs affected. The Working Group on the Cessation of Turf Cutting in Designated Areas is nearing completion of its deliberations and I expect to receive its report very shortly. I will conclude my consideration of the report and any recommendations it contains as rapidly as possible, and will then be in touch with affected individuals and representative groups in regard to the position.

SAC 1999 — Raised Bog

No#

Year

Site Code

Site Name

County

1

1997

000006

Killyconny Bog (Cloghbally)

Cavan/Meath

2

1997

000231

Barroughter Bog

Galway

3

1997

000248

Cloonmoylan Bog

Galway

4

1997

000285

Kilsallagh Bog

Galway

5

1997

000296

Lisnageeragh Bog and Ballinstack Turlough

Galway

6

1997

000301

Lough Lurgeen Bog/ Glenamaddy Turlough

Galway

7

1997

000326

Shankill West Bog

Galway

8

1997

000382

Sheheree (Ardagh) Bog

Kerry

9

1997

000391

Ballynafagh Bog

Kildare

10

1997

000440

Lough Ree Ros

LD/WM

11

1997

000457

Derrynabrock Bog Mayo

Roscommon

12

1997

000497

Flughany Bog

Mayo/Sligo

13

1997

000547

Tawnaghbeg Bog

Mayo

14

1997

000566

All Saints Bog and Esker

Offaly

15

1997

000572

Clara Bog

Offaly

16

1997

000575

Ferbane Bog

Offaly

17

1997

000580

Mongan Bog

Offaly

18

1997

000581

Moyclare Bog

Offaly

19

1997

000582

Raheenmore Bog

Offaly

20

1997

000585

Sharavogue Bog

Offaly

21

1997

000592

Bellanagare Bog

Roscommon

22

1997

000597

Carrowbehy/Caher Bog

Roscommon

23

1997

000600

Cloonchambers Bog

Roscommon

24

1997

000604

Derrinea Bog

Roscommon

25

1997

000614

Cloonshanville Bog

Roscommon

26

1997

000641

Ballyduff/Clonfinane Bog

Tipperary

27

1997

000647

Kilcarren-Firville Bog

Tipperary

28

1997

000679

Garriskil Bog

Westmeath

29

1997

001242

Carrownagappul Bog

Galway

30

1997

001818

Lough Forbes Complex

Longford/Ros

31

1997

002110

Corliskea/Trien/Cloonfelliv Bog

Galway/Ros

32

1999

000297

Lough Corrib

Galway/Mayo

SAC 2002 — Raised Bog

No#

Year

Site Code

Site Name

County

33

2002

000595

Callow Bog

Roscommon

34

2002

002298

River Moy

Mayo/Ros/Sligo

35

2002

002331

Mouds Bog

Kildare

36

2002

002332

Coolrain Bog

Laois

37

2002

002333

Knockacoller Bog

Laois

38

2002

002336

Carn Park Bog

Westmeath

39

2002

002337

Crosswood Bog

Westmeath

40

2002

002338

Drumalough Bog

Roscommon

41

2002

002339

Ballynamona Bog and Corkip Lough

Roscommon

42

2002

002340

Moneybeg and Clareisland Bogs

Meath/Westmeath

43

2002

002341

Ardagullion Bog

Longford

44

2002

002342

Mount Hevey Bog

Meath/Westmeath

45

2002

002343

Tullaher Lough and Bog

Clare

46

2002

002346

Brown Bog

Longford

47

2002

002347

Camderry Bog

Galway

48

2002

002348

Clooneen Bog

Longford

49

2002

002349

Corbo Bog

Roscommon

50

2002

002350

Curraghlehanagh Bog

Galway

51

2002

002351

Moanveanlagh Bog

Kerry

52

2002

002352

Monivea Bog

Galway

53

2002

002353

Redwood Bog

Tipperary

54

2002

002354

Tullaghanrock Bog

Roscommon

55

2002

002356

Ardgraigue Bog

Galway

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