€1m from the just transition fund has already been allocated to the initiative.
A 25 million euro project by an Irish agri-tech company will create seventeen jobs in Offaly.
Real Leaf Farm is developing a 10,500 square metre greenhouse at an existing Bord Na Mona site in Mount Lucas.
The sustainable farming project has been awarded €1m from the just transition fund, with the site expected to be operational by the middle of next year.
Local Fianna Fail cllr Eddie Fitzpatrick says it's important the midlands sees tangible benefits from the just transition initiative: