Farmers will have the opportunity to share their views on Bord na Móna's peatland rehabilitation projects at an upcoming IFA meeting.

IFA deputy president Brian Rushe has encouraged farmers to voice their opinion at the online meeting, which will take place via Microsoft Teams on Tuesday 16 February at 8pm.

The meeting will allow farmers to discuss the Bord na Móna peatlands climate action scheme, which aims to rehabilitate and restore approximately 33,000ha in over 80 Bord na Móna bogs.

Adverse impacts

The meeting with be chaired by Rushe and will be addressed by rural development chair Michael Biggins and environment chair Paul O’Brien.

Rushe said: "[The] IFA has made it clear that farmers must be kept fully informed regarding this programme.

"Farmers have concerns about potential adverse impacts to their farmland during or following the rehabilitation process.

"Farmers have had little input in the planning of the rehabilitation of peatlands to date.

"Our meeting tomorrow night is an opportunity for people to share their views and voice concerns they have.”

Farmers can register for the meeting online here.

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