*UPDATE August 2018*
The Government has approved the publication of the Peatlands Strategy Implementation Group Progress Report 2017.
As part of the Government decision of April 2011 it was decided that a Peatlands Strategy would be prepared. It was the responsibility of the Peatlands Council to oversee the drafting of this strategy and to consult with all stakeholders and with the public to ensure that it reflected all of the different viewpoints that exist.
This Strategy will guide the Government's approach to peatlands management and conservation in the future, taking into account current and potential uses of this key resource. An initial public consultation was undertaken in 2012.
The National Peatlands Strategy was published in 2015 (English and Irish language versions can be downloaded from the links below).
National Peatlands Strategy 2015 (PDF)