DERRYCRAVE - A leading company is now under spotlight by the European Environmental Agency for potential unlicensed extraction.

As part of a cross-border project to investigate the peat extraction industries in Ireland and Latvia, the Irish investigative platform Noteworthy has examined the impacts of unlicensed peat extraction across the country. The findings of that cross-border investigation revealed a system of largely unregulated peat extraction that continues to this day where the Irish State has largely faltered on its enforcement role, including that no local or national authority maintains a register of peat companies or the amount of peat extracted for commercial purposes.

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Peat pressure: Industrial peat extraction in enforcement firing line
John Bones

The warm Norwegian everyone melted for, has passed away


TRONDHEIM / BRUSSELS - Today is a sad day. Mr. Bones, John Bones (1954-2024), the CEO of Norway's SKUP (one of Europe's oldest Foundation for a Critical and Investigative Press), is no more.