IFA give cautious welcome to raised offer for turf cutters

IFA give cautious welcome to raised offer for turf cutters

There has been a reserved welcome from the Irish Farmers Association to news of a fresh compensation package for Irish turf cutters.

Minister for Heritage Jimmy Deenihan announced a 50% increase on the previous compensation offer for turf cutters who must stop cutting on protected habitats.

Those affected now stand to be compensated by €1,500 a year for 15 years, as well as a once-off payment of €500.

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