Gifting turf to friends and neighbours will soon be outlawed.
The sale and distribution of the fuel will be banned from September 1st, according to the Environment Minister.
Bog owners will maintain the right to cut turf for their own use.
Ireland is currently trying to drastically cut carbon emissions to be in line with targets set by the European Union, while the Government is also rolling out a multi-billion euro retrofit scheme to help houses nationally reduce energy consumption - whether solid fuel, or otherwise.
Independent TD for Roscommon-East Galway Michael Fitzmaurice says the measure will affect vulnerable rural dwellers:
"If I've an 85-year-old neighbour down the road that has solid fuel and I out of the goodness of my heart say 'well I'm going to help Mary or Johnny down the road.'
"I am putting it on the market, I'm distributing it because I bring it down to them - even though I'm not taking anything for it.
"I am actually breaking the law if I give them a bag of turf. That's the madness involved in all this."
But for the sake of protecting our natural habitats and improving our human health, regulations are needed.
That's according to Padraic Fogarty of the Irish Wildlife Trust.
"Towns in Ireland that are more reliant on burning solid fuel and turf in particular have worse air quality, so there are very serious knock-on effects from that."