Wednesday, 21 April 2021

Ceisteanna (266)

Sorca Clarke

Ceist:

266. Deputy Sorca Clarke asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications the Bord Na Móna and privately owned bogs and peatlands by county that are due to be rewetted, reseeded and regenerated for the purpose of carbon sequestration; and the individual size of the bogs that are to be regenerated in tabular form. [19674/21]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Environment)

The National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) has been established as Scheme Regulator for the Bord Na Móna Enhanced Decommissioning, Rehabilitation and Restoration Scheme, in order to ensure effective oversight of the works. Bord Na Móna must submit a plan for each bog to both the NPWS in respect of this scheme and to the Environmental Protection Agency in respect of works required to meet their IPC licence obligations. As part of this process, Bord Na Móna will consult with stakeholders and landowners that may be impacted by the scheme. Peatlands identified for inclusion in the scheme are set out in the below table. The exact areas in the individual bogs may change, although this will not negatively impact the final aggregate area (32,779 Ha) that will benefit from enhanced interventions.   Further information on the peatlands included in the Scheme may be found on the dedicated Bord na Móna site: https://www.bnmpcas.ie/

County

Bog / Location

Estimated area EDRRS Area (ha)

Meath / Westmeath

Ballivor

469

Westmeath

Bracklin

412

Westmeath

Carranstown

52

Offaly / Kildare

Ballydermot

2,464

Kildare

Lodge

263

Kildare

Ticknevin

273

Kildare

Timahoe North

428

Kildare

Timahoe South

1,130

Louth

Ballaghhurt_Glebe

110

Offaly

Belmount

269

Offaly

Blackwater

1,030

Offaly

Bloomhill

756

Westmeath

Bunahinly-Kilgarvan

333

Roscommon

Clooniff

460

Roscommon

Cornafulla

389

Roscommon

Cornaveagh

346

Roscommon

Culliaghmore

312

Galway

Garryduff

892

Galway

Kellysgrove

150

Galway

Kilmacshane

1,248

Galway

Lismanny

302

Offaly

Bellair South

154

Offaly

Boora Bog

850

Offaly

Clongawney

570

Offaly

Derries

282

Offaly

Derrybrat

168

Offaly

Drinagh

694

Offaly

Galros

58

Offaly

Killaranny

17

Offaly

Lemanaghan

243

Laois

Noggusboy

527

Offaly

Oughter

306

Offaly

Pollagh

274

Offaly

Turraun

307

Longford

Coolcraff

23

Westmeath

Coolnagun

239

Longford

Milkernagh

541

Leitrim

Cashel

97

Laois

Coolnacarten

161

Laois

Coolnamona

402

Galway

Boughill

275

Galway

Castlegar

326

Galway

Derryfadda

682

Galway

Gowla

440

Roscommon

Killeglan

91

Offaly

Ballybeg

570

Offaly

Ballycon

109

Offaly

Ballykeane

431

Offaly

Cavemount

405

Offaly

Clonad

349

Offaly

Cloncreen

866

Offaly

Clonsast

802

Offaly

Daingean Townparks

12

Westmeath

Derryarkin

350

Offaly

Derrycricket

26

Offaly

Derryhinch

320

Kildare

Derrylea

565

Offaly

Drumman

392

Offaly

Esker

510

Offaly

Garryhinch

460

Offaly

Mount Lucas

450

Westmeath

Toor

329

Offaly / Kildare

Ummeras

216

Longford

Begnagh

242

Longford

Clooneeny

279

Roscommon

Cloonshannagh

384

Longford

Corlea

38

Longford

Derraghan

378

Longford

Derryadd

664

Longford

Derryarogue

589

Roscommon

Derrycashel

360

Longford

Derrycolumb

387

Roscommon

Derrymoylin

340

Longford

Derryshannoge

356

Longford

Edera

249

Roscommon

Erenagh

53

Roscommon

Granaghan

157

Longford

Killashee

107

Longford

Knappoge

284

Longford

Lough Bannow

329

Roscommon

Moher

408

Longford

Mountdillon

199

 

Total

32,779