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Thursday 2 February 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Bord na Móna

Last year
# no access
No Access: Bord na Móna companies blanket blocking release of information
Key subsidiaries say they fall outside of regulations that enable environmental information requests.
All time
Ireland exporting 11 times more peat than it imports - amid horticulture supply fears
A report by
Niall Sargent
Analysis from Noteworthy shows 500,000 tonnes of peat products exported so far this year amid supply concerns for the domestic market.
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
# Bogs
'We've made tough decisions': How Bord na Móna became worth €1.25 billion in less than two years
The company has radically changed in a short amount of time. But how did they do it? And at what cost?
# Bord na Móna
First common crane chicks born in Ireland in 300 years feared to have died
It’s hoped that crane chicks will be successfully bred in future years.
# Renewable Energy
Bord na Móna to create 885 new jobs in midlands as it focuses on climate solutions
The company says it will be able to supply a third of Irish homes with renewable energy by 2030.
# Bord na Móna
Court quashes permission for proposed Longford windfarm, the joint-tallest structure in Ireland
Environmentalist Peter Sweetman brought the challenge against the proposed windfarm.
# Boglands
Cabinet approves €108 million funding for Bord na Móna rehabilitation plan
Environment and Climate Minister Eamon Ryan described the funding as a “major milestone”.
# just transition
Bord Na Mona to end peat harvesting, with €5 million going towards bog rehabilitation
No compulsory redundancies are expected, as workers will be retrained to work in bog rehabilitation
# Bord na Móna
Bord na Móna employees will continue to turn up for work every day despite attempted lay-offs
Last week it was confirmed that up to 230 workers were to be removed from the company’s payroll.
# Jobs
Bord na Móna to lay off workers 'as a result of Covid-19 crisis'
The semi-State company said it was a result of its impact “on electricity and horticultural markets”.
# ge2020
Q&A: Here's where Ireland's political parties stand on agriculture ahead of GE2020
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.
# Climate Change
'Fear of being abandoned': Bord na Móna workers hold rally in Shannonbridge
Trade unions said that there was a “fear and anxiety” among workers that good quality replacement jobs wouldn’t be provided.
# Climate Change
Debate about what ESB and Bord na Móna workers will do next should have started 'years ago', says union boss
How Bord na Mona and ESB workers are treated is a major test for policymakers, says Ictu.
# just transition
Ministers to hold talks with Midlands ESB workers over peat plant closures
The closure of the two plants was announced last Friday.
# Climate Change
Bord na Móna announces plan to redeploy 200 workers
The State-owned company has agreed to embark on a programme of rehabilitation of bogs in the midlands.
# treemendous
Government to plant 600,000 new native trees over next three years
The trees will be planted on Bord na Móna land.
# climate action
'We won't need as many car mechanics': Calls for new commission to plan for industries impacted by green policies
The Green Party’s Just Transition bill will not be opposed by government.
# just transition
'The bog is the community. This could destroy us': How Ireland's move away from peat is hitting the Midlands
As Ireland makes to shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy, midlands communities fear they will be left behind.
# Shannonbridge
'Absolutely devastated': Plans for future of ESB power station in Co Offaly refused
In a statement, the ESB has said it is “disappointed that the application has been rejected”.
# lough ree
Bord na Móna to lay off 150 workers in Longford
Bord na Móna confirmed that 70 permanent employees will be put on temporary unpaid leave.
# growing our own
Harris had 'good' meeting with Bord na Móna about it growing Ireland's medicinal cannabis supply
Yesterday, Simon Harris signed the law establishing Ireland’s first medicinal cannabis access scheme,
# growing our own
Bord na Móna could take up responsibility for growing Ireland's medicinal cannabis supply
Junior Minister Sean Canney has discussed the prospect with the company’s management.
# Redundancy
Bord na Móna announces up to 430 redundancies
The announcement comes as the company shifts from peat usage to fast-track renewable energy.
# Midlands
Bord na Móna expected to announce plans to cut 300 jobs
A restructuring of the company to decarbonise its business over ten years is expected to be announced tomorrow.
# give peats a chance
Offaly GAA reveal identity of naming rights partner for 10-year O'Connor Park deal
The Tullamore venue will now be known as Bord na Móna O’Connor Park.
# Littleton
At least 69 jobs to go as Bord na Móna confirms plans to close Tipperary plant
Unions have said that they will not accept the plant’s closure.
# Going Green
ESB and Bord na Móna to develop solar power for 150,000 homes
Renewable energy in Ireland is currently predominantly generated from the wind.
# Jobs Saved
Bord na Móna power plant to remain open despite environmental concerns
Hundreds of jobs are safe, but concerns have been raised about the environmental impact of the Co Offaly plant.
# lake view
'It's hard enough to deal with six, never mind seven Dublin forwards'
Kieran Martin is confident Westmeath will be better for their experiences against both All-Ireland finalists this year.
# storm frank
TD calls for bogs to be flooded to 'save communities'
Bord na Móna has said the plan wouldn’t work.
# Bog Off
Green activists win out in legal battle over Offaly peat-burning power plant
Enironmentalists are over the moon, unions not so much.
# Not happening
Permission refused for 48-turbine wind farm in Mayo
An Bord Pleanála said it wasn’t satisfied that the area was suitable for the development.
# Appointments
Government: Fianna Fáil is wrong, new state board rules WILL apply to Irish Water
The Department of Public Expenditure denied there was a loophole in the new guidelines.
# Culture Night
Absolutely magical performance of the Marino Waltz in Dublin last night
John Sheahan and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra. Stunning.
# Human Remains
Here's the ancient bog body discovered in Co Meath
Part of a leg and foot were discovered by Bord na Mona workers.
# all together now
Coillte and Bord na Móna come together in joint venture
They will develop tourist trails, build wind farms and explore using green energy to power electricity stations.
# Turfed Out
Bord na Móna accused of "locking out" eight staff members
The company says that the staff were suspended for refusing to engage with relocation plans.
# Goals Galore
Meath prove too strong for students in O'Byrne Cup semi-final
There were seven goals between the sides in today’s game.
# fuelling the fire
An Taisce granted leave to appeal peat burning at Edenderry power station
An Taisce say that their case focuses on the extraction of the peat burned at the station.
An Bord Pleanála showing "a failure in both scientific and legal competence" - An Taisce
The independent environmental charity are not happy with the decision to allow Edenderry power station to keep burning peat until 2023.