Irish turf cutters don’t give a sod for EU bog ruling

Guardian: Down in the bog, amid a field of black strips of turf stacked like Jenga sticks, Michael Fitzmaurice looks up defiantly at the plane snooping on his industry. The aircraft is on the lookout for anyone still cutting, piling or collecting turf – an endeavour that the EU deems illegal. "It's some crack that we have a country in recession and virtually bankrupt but the authorities can afford to put a plane in the sky to spy on turf cutters," he says breaking apart a piece of the black, natural......

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