Just Transition

‘Peatlands and People’: New project receives €10 million in EU funding

‘Peatlands and People’: New project receives €10 million in EU funding

On World Wetlands Day today (Tuesday, February 2), Green Party Ministers Malcolm Noonan and Pippa Hackett have welcomed the announcement...

February 2, 2021

Bord na Móna should ‘radically reassess role in Just Transition’

Bord na Móna should ‘radically reassess role in Just Transition’

The government has been called on to conduct an immediate re-evaluation and impact assessment of the entire Just Transition process....

January 25, 2021

Just Transition commissioner to engage with peat harvesting contractors – Cowen

Just Transition commissioner to engage with peat harvesting contractors – Cowen

News that the Just Transition Commissioner Kieran Mulvey is to engage with peat harvesting contractors, with recommendations due to be...

January 21, 2021

Cowen calls for ESB money to be put to just transition funding

Cowen calls for ESB money to be put to just transition funding

Former Minister for Agriculture Barry Cowen has called for ESB money to be put towards just transition funding in the...

January 15, 2021

Loss of peat-based activity in midlands: ‘Employment is gone and there is no replacement’

Loss of peat-based activity in midlands: ‘Employment is gone and there is no replacement’

It has been the end of an era for the midlands in the last number of weeks, with the closures...

January 3, 2021

Focus of new midlands retrofitting centre of excellence to be on Bord na Móna employees

Focus of new midlands retrofitting centre of excellence to be on Bord na Móna employees

The particular focus of the new retrofitting centre of excellence in the midlands will be on Bord na Móna employees,...

December 29, 2020

EU ministers endorse agreement on Just Transition

EU ministers endorse agreement on Just Transition

The council of EU energy ministers has endorsed an agreement hammered out with the European Parliament for a €17.5 billion...

December 16, 2020

West Offaly Power Station closure: ‘A final plea to ensure reason and sense prevails’

West Offaly Power Station closure: ‘A final plea to ensure reason and sense prevails’

TD Barry Cowen has contacted “each member of cabinet with a final plea to ensure reason and sense prevails” as...

December 11, 2020

Bog rehabilitation plan ‘a massive boost’ for midlands

Bog rehabilitation plan ‘a massive boost’ for midlands

The €108 million in funding approved for the Bord na Móna bog rehabilitation plan and 47 more projects in the...

November 25, 2020

Funding for midlands ‘will provide sustainable employment for generations’

Funding for midlands ‘will provide sustainable employment for generations’

The funding approved by cabinet today for a bog rehabilitation plan for just transition in the midlands “will provide sustainable...

November 24, 2020

Cabinet approves €108 million funding for bog rehabilitation plan

Cabinet approves €108 million funding for bog rehabilitation plan

The cabinet has today (Tuesday, November 24) approved funding of €108 million for a bog rehabilitation plan. Minister for the Environment, Climate...

November 24, 2020

Funding secured in budget for extension of Grand Canal Greenway

Funding secured in budget for extension of Grand Canal Greenway

Funding has been secured in the budget for an extension of the Grand Canal Greenway. Among the latest projects to...

October 16, 2020

Counties affected by peat-cutting suspension will receive funding for greenways

Counties affected by peat-cutting suspension will receive funding for greenways

Minister for Climate Action, Communication Networks and Transport Eamon Ryan has announced funding of €4.5 million for 26 greenways to...

July 31, 2020

‘Genuine anger among peat contractors’ over lack of compensation

‘Genuine anger among peat contractors’ over lack of compensation

There will be “genuine anger and alarm among peat contractors” over the government’s decision not to help compensate them for any...

July 22, 2020

EU Parliament committee votes in favour of increased Just Transition Fund

EU Parliament committee votes in favour of increased Just Transition Fund

The European Parliament’s Regional Development Committee has voted in favour of creating a Just Transition Fund (JTF). As well as...

July 7, 2020

Publication of Just Transition report welcomed – ‘but action needed now’

Publication of Just Transition report welcomed – ‘but action needed now’

The publication of the Just Transition commissioner report has been welcomed by Denis Naughten – but the independent TD warned...

May 25, 2020

Green projects and energy hubs: Just Transition progress report for midlands published

Green projects and energy hubs: Just Transition progress report for midlands published

The potential of transforming the West Offaly and Lough Ree power plants into “an energy hub” is one of the...

May 23, 2020

Mulvey’s ‘just transition’ report delivered to Bruton’s office…

Mulvey’s ‘just transition’ report delivered to Bruton’s office…

The first – and highly-anticipated – progress report from ‘just transition’ commissioner, Kieran Mulvey, has been submitted to the Department of...

May 7, 2020