The Environment Minister will meet coalition colleagues later in a bid to ease tensions over a ban on the commercial sale of turf.

Rural Fianna Fail and Fine Gael TDs have been angered by the move, which's set to take effect in September.

Eamon Ryan has since indicated that communities of 500 people or less will be exempt from the ban.

Fine Gael TD, Michael Ring, says he's "totally opposed" to the prospect...

Meanwhile, Sinn Fein's using its Dail time later to call for the upcoming ban to be scrapped.

The party's social protection spokesperson, Claire Kerrane, says Minister Ryan needs to look at the bigger picture...

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