Ballyduff-Clonfinane (west of Birr), unknown peat extraction operations

The ‘untouched’ bit of this site is the SAC but the heavily extracted area is part of the same bog

The extraction area is over 50 ha for moss peat/horticulture

No planning, no EPA licence, no EIA, no appropriate assessment.

This bog features in a 1999 judgment of the CJEU against Ireland (C-392/96)

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