A Mayo business woman has reverted back to cutting turf on the family bog in an effort to save money on fuel costs.

Melissa Walsh, from Hollymount, had previously decided not to use turf anymore, but can no longer afford to heat her home with oil.

The single mother of three runs her own printing and design business in Claremorris, which employs seven people.

She says the cost of raw materials have escalated in recent months, with items like corrugated boards rising in price from €8.50 a roll to €17.50.

The owner of the multi-award-winning company MW Design, Print & Signs, like many householders, is struggling with the escalating cost of living.

Melissa Walsh told Midwest News that if the rising costs were passed on to customers, she would go out of business…


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