Bord Na Móna reaches 100% of annual peat harvest due to good weather

Monday 15 July 2013 22.50
Bord na Móna staff are still engaged in voluntary monitoring of key bogs after work in the evenings
Bord na Móna staff are still engaged in voluntary monitoring of key bogs after work in the evenings

Ten days of warm weather have paid off for Bord Na Móna as the company has achieved 100% of its annual peat harvest target with five months still left in the year.

Bord Na Móna's Paul Riordan told RTÉ News that with a good forecast for the week ahead, the company's 2,000 staff members can continue to harvest.

He said that they should be able to build up an additional 20% in peat stocks in the next seven days.

Mr Riordan said there had been very few incidents of fire on the bogs and he appealed to the public to remain vigilant.

Bord na Móna staff are still engaged in voluntary monitoring of key bogs after work in the evenings.

Low wind levels is also a factor in the lack of fires so far this year.

Keywords: bord na mona, peat