“New Bord Na Móna Jobs Won’t Make Up For Losses”

Written 7 months ago by Newsroom

A Laois TD says new Bord na Móna ventures won’t create the same amount of work as peat harvesting.

Brian Stanley has been making the comments at a Joint Committee on Climate Action in the Oireachtas, where SIPTU and the Irish Congress of Trade Unions are discussing the future of the semi-state company.

Up to 430 people are expected to be let go as the firm moves to decarbonise, but CEO Tom Donnellan claims they’ll be hiring more people in the future as they restructure.

The Sinn Féin TD is questioning whether that will actually happen;