Midlands

‘1,400 climate solutions jobs’ announced by Bord na Móna

‘1,400 climate solutions jobs’ announced by Bord na Móna

Bord na Móna CEO Tom Donnellan has announced more than 1,400 climate solutions focused jobs in total, the semi-state firm...

July 15, 2021

EU council officially adopts €17.5 billion Just Transition Fund

EU council officially adopts €17.5 billion Just Transition Fund

The Council of the EU has officially adopted a €17.5 billion Just Transition Fund (JTF) for communities that rely on...

June 8, 2021

Just Transition: ‘No tangible results’ for midland communities

Just Transition: ‘No tangible results’ for midland communities

Local communities around the midlands are not benefitting from tangible results of the ‘Just Transition’, according to one senator. Eugene...

May 20, 2021

Farm organisations urged to ‘come together’ for written agreement with BNM

Farm organisations urged to ‘come together’ for written agreement with BNM

Farm organisations are being urged to “come together” and reach a written agreement with Bord na Móna (BNM) to resolve...

February 22, 2021

ICMSA urges BNM to carry out ‘independent survey’ before rewetting

ICMSA urges BNM to carry out ‘independent survey’ before rewetting

The Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers’ Association (ICMSA) has called on Bord na Móna to carry out an “independent baseline survey”...

February 1, 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

FBD Insurance partners with fundraising project Hooves 4 Hospice

FBD Insurance partners with fundraising project Hooves 4 Hospice

FBD Insurance has announced that it is partnering with fundraising project ‘Hooves 4 Hospice’. Currently, the midlands region – counties...

January 4, 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

Concerns over potential of flooded farmland in BNM rewetting plan

Concerns over potential of flooded farmland in BNM rewetting plan

Following the announcement today (Tuesday, November 24) that cabinet had approved €108 million in funding for a bog rehabilitation plan...

November 24, 2020

€20 million from carbon tax allocated to retrofitting homes in the midlands

€20 million from carbon tax allocated to retrofitting homes in the midlands

€20 million from carbon tax will go towards retrofitting homes in the midlands. Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien has welcomed...

September 22, 2020

EU auditors: Taxpayer-funded retrofit scheme falls short on energy savings – despite cost

EU auditors: Taxpayer-funded retrofit scheme falls short on energy savings – despite cost

A Government retrofitting scheme aimed at improving the energy efficiency and warmth of homes has been criticised by the European Court...

May 14, 2020

Future of midlands ‘depends on special supports’ – Cowen

Future of midlands ‘depends on special supports’ – Cowen

The future of the midlands region depends on “special and targeted supports”, according to a TD for Laois-Offaly. Barry Cowan...

May 6, 2020

Programme for Government with current Just Transition policy ‘not acceptable’

Programme for Government with current Just Transition policy ‘not acceptable’

A programme for Government that includes the continuation of the Just Transition policy in its current form will not be...

April 27, 2020

Midlanders urged to ‘stay put’ until ‘just transition’ plan develops

Midlanders urged to ‘stay put’ until ‘just transition’ plan develops

People in the midlands who are affected by Bord na Móna’s plans to cease peat harvesting are being urged to...

February 14, 2020

Trade unions to back Bord na Móna worker protest tomorrow

Trade unions to back Bord na Móna worker protest tomorrow

A protest march which will be held by Bord na Móna workers in Shannonbridge, Co. Offaly, tomorrow, Saturday, February 1,...

January 31, 2020

Commission outlines €1 trillion Green Deal and Just Transition

Commission outlines €1 trillion Green Deal and Just Transition

The European Commission has revealed details of the European Green Deal Investment Plan, which will see €1 trillion in climate...

January 14, 2020