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Hundereds Of People Set To Protest Over Bord Na Mona Job Losses This Afternoon

It’s to highlight the ongoing uncertainty around Bord na Móna.

Hundreds of people are expected to march in Offaly this afternoon, to highlight the ongoing uncertainty around Bord na Móna in the midlands.

A protest is being arranged by workers and pensioners from the semi-state company, who's livelihoods have been put doubt after the announcement that the West Offaly and Lanesboro Power Stations will shut by the end of 2020.

All members of the community are being asked to rally together in Shannonbridge at 2 o'clock today.

Bord na Móna engineer and Unite trade union representative, Pádraig Mooney, says people need to make a stand against the fast-tracking of the government's Just Transition plans:

 

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