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#just transition

# just-transition - Tuesday 5 April, 2022

Government response to climate crisis ‘inadequate’, Ivana Bacik says
# Just Transition
# Just Transition

Government response to climate crisis ‘inadequate’, Ivana Bacik says

Apr 5th 2022, 5:43 PM 9,764 Views 37 Comments

Micheál Martin said a Just Transition Commission would be set up at the end of the year.

# just-transition - Thursday 13 January, 2022

Peat was cut at 280 plots in protected bogs last year without State consent
# Peat Sake
# Peat Sake

Peat was cut at 280 plots in protected bogs last year without State consent

Jan 13th 2022, 12:05 AM 29,717 Views 41 Comments
  • The cutting of peat has frequently taken place at 30 protected sites over the past decade, writes Niall Sargent of Noteworthy
  • No ministerial consents have been granted by the State to allow cutting in any of the protected raised bog network sites
  • Just 1% of Ireland's active raised bogs remain after decades of peat-cutting and land reclamation

# just-transition - 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 46,817 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

# just-transition - 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 45,299 Views 26 Comments

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

# just-transition - Wednesday 20 October, 2021

Government rolls back on plan to set up statutory office for Just Transition Commissioner
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

Government rolls back on plan to set up statutory office for Just Transition Commissioner

Oct 20th 2021, 12:43 PM 8,826 Views 9 Comments

The plan to set up this commission was included in the Programme for Government.

# just-transition - Tuesday 8 June, 2021

Opposition parties slam Government approach to Climate Action Bill
# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

Opposition parties slam Government approach to Climate Action Bill

Jun 8th 2021, 3:27 PM 6,122 Views 2 Comments

Concerns have been raised that the legislation does not have sufficient protections for sectors which will suffer job losses as a result.

# just-transition - Wednesday 14 April, 2021

Burning Question: what does a peat-free future hold for the Midlands?
# Burning Question
# Burning Question

Burning Question: what does a peat-free future hold for the Midlands?

Apr 14th 2021, 8:00 AM 12,743 Views 20 Comments

Trinity College Dublin PhD candidate Jamie Rohu outlines the challenges for workers as we transition our industrial bogs towards a more sustainable future.

# just-transition - 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 24,437 Views 42 Comments

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

# just-transition - Friday 22 May, 2020

Retrain workers and a climate change centre: Proposals to help Midlands cope with move away from peat
# Just Transition
# Just Transition

Retrain workers and a climate change centre: Proposals to help Midlands cope with move away from peat

May 22nd 2020, 10:25 PM 14,919 Views 30 Comments

The first progress report on Just Transition by Kieran Mulvey was published today.

# just-transition - 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 9,978 Views 24 Comments

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

# just-transition - 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 9,272 Views 19 Comments

The closure of the two plants was announced last Friday.

# just-transition - Wednesday 9 October, 2019

What will the newly-announced 'Just Transition Commissioner’ for Bord na Móna do?
# Budget 2020
# Budget 2020

What will the newly-announced 'Just Transition Commissioner’ for Bord na Móna do?

Oct 9th 2019, 9:40 AM 9,678 Views 15 Comments

Brexit and Climate Action were to the two overriding focuses in this year’s Budget.

# just-transition - 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 34,201 Views 68 Comments

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