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#Bord na Móna

# bord-na-mona - Tuesday 12 July, 2022

No Access: Bord na Móna companies blanket blocking release of information
# No Access
# No Access

No Access: Bord na Móna companies blanket blocking release of information

Jul 12th 2022, 7:30 PM 16,902 Views 11 Comments

Key subsidiaries say they fall outside of regulations that enable environmental information requests.

# bord-na-mona - Saturday 20 November, 2021

Ireland exporting 11 times more peat than it imports - amid horticulture supply fears
# Peat Sake
# Peat Sake

Ireland exporting 11 times more peat than it imports - amid horticulture supply fears

Nov 20th 2021, 12:05 AM 46,893 Views 20 Comments
  • 500,000 tonnes of peat products exported so far this year amid supply concerns for domestic horticulture market, writes Niall Sargent as part of new Noteworthy investigation
  • Global trade reports show Irish peat exported to mushroom industry as recently as this month
  • State confirms exports did not fall under remit of working group examining peat use in horticulture

# bord-na-mona - Sunday 14 November, 2021

'We've made tough decisions': How Bord na Móna became worth €1.25 billion in less than two years
# Bogs
# Bogs

'We've made tough decisions': How Bord na Móna became worth €1.25 billion in less than two years

Nov 14th 2021, 8:00 AM 45,370 Views 26 Comments

The company has radically changed in a short amount of time. But how did they do it? And at what cost?

# bord-na-mona - Monday 2 August, 2021

First common crane chicks born in Ireland in 300 years feared to have died
# Bord Na Móna
# Bord Na Móna

First common crane chicks born in Ireland in 300 years feared to have died

Aug 2nd 2021, 2:30 PM 36,269 Views 19 Comments

It’s hoped that crane chicks will be successfully bred in future years.

# bord-na-mona - Thursday 15 July, 2021

Bord na Móna to create 885 new jobs in midlands as it focuses on climate solutions
# Renewable Energy
# Renewable Energy

Bord na Móna to create 885 new jobs in midlands as it focuses on climate solutions

Jul 15th 2021, 3:17 PM 12,109 Views 17 Comments

The company says it will be able to supply a third of Irish homes with renewable energy by 2030.

# bord-na-mona - Wednesday 16 June, 2021

Court quashes permission for proposed Longford windfarm, the joint-tallest structure in Ireland
# Bord Na Móna
# Bord Na Móna

Court quashes permission for proposed Longford windfarm, the joint-tallest structure in Ireland

Jun 16th 2021, 5:46 PM 17,225 Views 44 Comments

Environmentalist Peter Sweetman brought the challenge against the proposed windfarm.

# bord-na-mona - Tuesday 24 November, 2020

Cabinet approves €108 million funding for Bord na Móna rehabilitation plan
# Boglands
# Boglands

Cabinet approves €108 million funding for Bord na Móna rehabilitation plan

Nov 24th 2020, 10:30 PM 20,228 Views 31 Comments

Environment and Climate Minister Eamon Ryan described the funding as a “major milestone”.

# bord-na-mona - Tuesday 16 June, 2020

Bord Na Mona to end peat harvesting, with €5 million going towards bog rehabilitation
# Just Transition
# Just Transition

Bord Na Mona to end peat harvesting, with €5 million going towards bog rehabilitation

Jun 16th 2020, 6:39 PM 24,454 Views 42 Comments

No compulsory redundancies are expected, as workers will be retrained to work in bog rehabilitation

# bord-na-mona - Thursday 30 April, 2020

Bord na Móna employees will continue to turn up for work every day despite attempted lay-offs
# Bord Na Móna
# Bord Na Móna

Bord na Móna employees will continue to turn up for work every day despite attempted lay-offs

Apr 30th 2020, 4:50 PM 17,115 Views 17 Comments

Last week it was confirmed that up to 230 workers were to be removed from the company’s payroll.

# bord-na-mona - Tuesday 21 April, 2020

Bord na Móna to lay off workers 'as a result of Covid-19 crisis'
# Jobs
# Jobs

Bord na Móna to lay off workers 'as a result of Covid-19 crisis'

Apr 21st 2020, 6:09 PM 18,295 Views 16 Comments

The semi-State company said it was a result of its impact “on electricity and horticultural markets”.

# bord-na-mona - Monday 3 February, 2020

Q&A: Here's where Ireland's political parties stand on agriculture ahead of GE2020
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Q&A: Here's where Ireland's political parties stand on agriculture ahead of GE2020

Feb 3rd 2020, 6:00 AM 9,563 Views 9 Comments

We asked each party what measures they’d take to resolve the beef dispute and support Bord na Móna workers at risk of losing their jobs.

# bord-na-mona - Saturday 1 February, 2020

'Fear of being abandoned': Bord na Móna workers hold rally in Shannonbridge
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

'Fear of being abandoned': Bord na Móna workers hold rally in Shannonbridge

Feb 1st 2020, 5:38 PM 10,729 Views 15 Comments

Trade unions said that there was a “fear and anxiety” among workers that good quality replacement jobs wouldn’t be provided.

# bord-na-mona - Wednesday 20 November, 2019

Debate about what ESB and Bord na Móna workers will do next should have started 'years ago', says union boss
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

Debate about what ESB and Bord na Móna workers will do next should have started 'years ago', says union boss

Nov 20th 2019, 4:39 PM 9,989 Views 24 Comments

How Bord na Mona and ESB workers are treated is a major test for policymakers, says Ictu.

# bord-na-mona - Monday 11 November, 2019

Ministers to hold talks with Midlands ESB workers over peat plant closures
# Just Transition
# Just Transition

Ministers to hold talks with Midlands ESB workers over peat plant closures

Nov 11th 2019, 7:46 AM 9,283 Views 19 Comments

The closure of the two plants was announced last Friday.

# bord-na-mona - Wednesday 16 October, 2019

Bord na Móna announces plan to redeploy 200 workers
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

Bord na Móna announces plan to redeploy 200 workers

Oct 16th 2019, 6:41 PM 14,366 Views 15 Comments

The State-owned company has agreed to embark on a programme of rehabilitation of bogs in the midlands.

# bord-na-mona - Wednesday 2 October, 2019

Government to plant 600,000 new native trees over next three years
# Treemendous
# Treemendous

Government to plant 600,000 new native trees over next three years

Oct 2nd 2019, 3:47 PM 18,320 Views 70 Comments

The trees will be planted on Bord na Móna land.

# bord-na-mona - Wednesday 18 September, 2019

'We won't need as many car mechanics': Calls for new commission to plan for industries impacted by green policies
# Climate Action
# Climate Action

'We won't need as many car mechanics': Calls for new commission to plan for industries impacted by green policies

Sep 18th 2019, 5:53 PM 42,649 Views 89 Comments

The Green Party’s Just Transition bill will not be opposed by government.

# bord-na-mona - Tuesday 27 August, 2019

'The bog is the community. This could destroy us': How Ireland's move away from peat is hitting the Midlands
# Just Transition
# Just Transition

'The bog is the community. This could destroy us': How Ireland's move away from peat is hitting the Midlands

Aug 27th 2019, 7:30 AM 34,232 Views 68 Comments

As Ireland makes to shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy, midlands communities fear they will be left behind.

# bord-na-mona - Tuesday 23 July, 2019

'Absolutely devastated': Plans for future of ESB power station in Co Offaly refused
# Shannonbridge
# Shannonbridge

'Absolutely devastated': Plans for future of ESB power station in Co Offaly refused

Jul 23rd 2019, 4:58 PM 18,350 Views 40 Comments

In a statement, the ESB has said it is “disappointed that the application has been rejected”.

# bord-na-mona - Thursday 11 July, 2019

Bord na Móna to lay off 150 workers in Longford
# Lough Ree
# Lough Ree

Bord na Móna to lay off 150 workers in Longford

Jul 11th 2019, 1:17 PM 16,822 Views 16 Comments

Bord na Móna confirmed that 70 permanent employees will be put on temporary unpaid leave.

# bord-na-mona - Thursday 27 June, 2019

Harris had 'good' meeting with Bord na Móna about it growing Ireland's medicinal cannabis supply
# Growing Our Own
# Growing Our Own

Harris had 'good' meeting with Bord na Móna about it growing Ireland's medicinal cannabis supply

Jun 27th 2019, 6:20 AM 14,109 Views 43 Comments

Yesterday, Simon Harris signed the law establishing Ireland’s first medicinal cannabis access scheme,

# bord-na-mona - Saturday 25 May, 2019

Bord na Móna could take up responsibility for growing Ireland's medicinal cannabis supply
# Growing Our Own
# Growing Our Own

Bord na Móna could take up responsibility for growing Ireland's medicinal cannabis supply

May 25th 2019, 7:00 AM 16,270 Views 31 Comments

Junior Minister Sean Canney has discussed the prospect with the company’s management.

# bord-na-mona - Wednesday 24 October, 2018

Bord na Móna announces up to 430 redundancies
# Redundancy
# Redundancy

Bord na Móna announces up to 430 redundancies

Oct 24th 2018, 1:37 PM 17,517 Views 46 Comments

The announcement comes as the company shifts from peat usage to fast-track renewable energy.

# bord-na-mona - Tuesday 23 October, 2018

Bord na Móna expected to announce plans to cut 300 jobs
# Midlands
# Midlands

Bord na Móna expected to announce plans to cut 300 jobs

Oct 23rd 2018, 8:08 PM 16,103 Views 41 Comments

A restructuring of the company to decarbonise its business over ten years is expected to be announced tomorrow.

# bord-na-mona - Tuesday 6 June, 2017

Offaly GAA reveal identity of naming rights partner for 10-year O'Connor Park deal
# Give Peats A Chance
From The42
# Give Peats A Chance

Offaly GAA reveal identity of naming rights partner for 10-year O'Connor Park deal

Jun 6th 2017, 4:30 PM 8,594 Views 15 Comments

The Tullamore venue will now be known as Bord na Móna O’Connor Park.

# bord-na-mona - Thursday 4 May, 2017

At least 69 jobs to go as Bord na Móna confirms plans to close Tipperary plant
# Littleton
# Littleton

At least 69 jobs to go as Bord na Móna confirms plans to close Tipperary plant

May 4th 2017, 4:36 PM 10,280 Views 28 Comments

Unions have said that they will not accept the plant’s closure.

# bord-na-mona - Thursday 27 April, 2017

ESB and Bord na Móna to develop solar power for 150,000 homes
# Going Green
# Going Green

ESB and Bord na Móna to develop solar power for 150,000 homes

Apr 27th 2017, 10:22 PM 14,236 Views 41 Comments

Renewable energy in Ireland is currently predominantly generated from the wind.

# bord-na-mona - Friday 23 December, 2016

Bord na Móna power plant to remain open despite environmental concerns
# Jobs Saved
# Jobs Saved

Bord na Móna power plant to remain open despite environmental concerns

Dec 23rd 2016, 8:03 PM 10,006 Views 33 Comments

Hundreds of jobs are safe, but concerns have been raised about the environmental impact of the Co Offaly plant.

# bord-na-mona - Tuesday 13 December, 2016

'It's hard enough to deal with six, never mind seven Dublin forwards'
# Lake View
From The42
# Lake View

'It's hard enough to deal with six, never mind seven Dublin forwards'

Dec 13th 2016, 6:15 AM 8,011 Views 0 Comments

Kieran Martin is confident Westmeath will be better for their experiences against both All-Ireland finalists this year.

# bord-na-mona - Monday 28 December, 2015

TD calls for bogs to be flooded to 'save communities'
# Storm Frank
# Storm Frank

TD calls for bogs to be flooded to 'save communities'

Dec 28th 2015, 8:12 PM 29,705 Views 63 Comments

Bord na Móna has said the plan wouldn’t work.

# bord-na-mona - Tuesday 27 October, 2015

Green activists win out in legal battle over Offaly peat-burning power plant
# Bog Off
# Bog Off

Green activists win out in legal battle over Offaly peat-burning power plant

Oct 27th 2015, 7:20 PM 16,403 Views 55 Comments

Enironmentalists are over the moon, unions not so much.

# bord-na-mona - Thursday 21 May, 2015

Permission refused for 48-turbine wind farm in Mayo
# Not Happening
# Not Happening

Permission refused for 48-turbine wind farm in Mayo

May 21st 2015, 8:20 AM 10,708 Views 98 Comments

An Bord Pleanála said it wasn’t satisfied that the area was suitable for the development.

# bord-na-mona - Wednesday 26 November, 2014

Government: Fianna Fáil is wrong, new state board rules WILL apply to Irish Water
# Appointments
# Appointments

Government: Fianna Fáil is wrong, new state board rules WILL apply to Irish Water

Nov 26th 2014, 6:00 PM 11,298 Views 60 Comments

The Department of Public Expenditure denied there was a loophole in the new guidelines.

# bord-na-mona - Saturday 20 September, 2014

Absolutely magical performance of the Marino Waltz in Dublin last night
# Culture Night
From The Daily Edge
# Culture Night

Absolutely magical performance of the Marino Waltz in Dublin last night

Sep 20th 2014, 12:32 PM 14,581 Views 19 Comments

John Sheahan and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra. Stunning.

# bord-na-mona - Tuesday 16 September, 2014

Here's the ancient bog body discovered in Co Meath
# Human Remains
# Human Remains

Here's the ancient bog body discovered in Co Meath

Sep 16th 2014, 6:17 PM 16,886 Views 12 Comments

Part of a leg and foot were discovered by Bord na Mona workers.

# bord-na-mona - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

Coillte and Bord na Móna come together in joint venture
# All Together Now
# All Together Now

Coillte and Bord na Móna come together in joint venture

Jun 25th 2014, 8:10 AM 5,805 Views 8 Comments

They will develop tourist trails, build wind farms and explore using green energy to power electricity stations.

# bord-na-mona - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

Bord na Móna accused of "locking out" eight staff members
# Turfed Out
# Turfed Out

Bord na Móna accused of "locking out" eight staff members

Apr 2nd 2014, 3:31 PM 9,439 Views 12 Comments

The company says that the staff were suspended for refusing to engage with relocation plans.

# bord-na-mona - Sunday 19 January, 2014

Meath prove too strong for students in O'Byrne Cup semi-final
# Goals Galore
From The42
# Goals Galore

Meath prove too strong for students in O'Byrne Cup semi-final

Jan 19th 2014, 4:05 PM 4,628 Views 0 Comments

There were seven goals between the sides in today’s game.

# bord-na-mona - Friday 17 January, 2014

An Taisce granted leave to appeal peat burning at Edenderry power station
# Fuelling The Fire
# Fuelling The Fire

An Taisce granted leave to appeal peat burning at Edenderry power station

Jan 17th 2014, 7:30 PM 9,018 Views 29 Comments

An Taisce say that their case focuses on the extraction of the peat burned at the station.

# bord-na-mona - Thursday 21 November, 2013

An Bord Pleanála showing "a failure in both scientific and legal competence" - An Taisce
# CO2 EMISSIONS
# CO2 EMISSIONS

An Bord Pleanála showing "a failure in both scientific and legal competence" - An Taisce

Nov 21st 2013, 7:05 PM 9,337 Views 43 Comments

The independent environmental charity are not happy with the decision to allow Edenderry power station to keep burning peat until 2023.

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