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‘It’s a disgrace’: Fuel merchants ‘rationing’ peat briquettes and forced to look to Europe for alternative supplies

Suppliers are importing peat and coal briquettes from Estonia, Scandinavia, Lithuania and Germany as supplies drop

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Man carrying two bales of peat briquettes. Photo: Julian Behal

Man carrying two bales of peat briquettes. Photo: Julian Behal

Man carrying two bales of peat briquettes. Photo: Julian Behal

Shortages in Bord na Móna peat briquette supplies have occurred nationwide, the Farming Independent has learned.

The issue has arisen despite assurances from Bord na Móna that manufacturing at its last remaining peat briquette factory located in Derrinlough, Co Offaly would continue until 2024 following the semi-state company’s sudden exit from the peat industry last month.


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