Midlands Transition is Working
Updated: Oct 13, 2021
Bord na Móna delivering over 1400 Climate Solutions jobs in Midlands
Local Minister Pippa Hackett joined with Taoiseach Micheál Martin TD, Climate Minister Eamon Ryan, TD, and Bord na Mona Chief Executive, Tom Donnellan at the company’s Cloncreen Wind Farm this morning for its announcement of over 1,400 jobs, mainly in the midlands region.
Acknowledging the impact of both today’s announcement and the ongoing transformation of Bord na Móna’s to a climate solutions company, Minister Hackett said:
“Bord na Mona’s ambitious plans are a shot in the arm for all the Midlands families who want to see their children stay in the region and avail of good employment opportunities. It is encouraging to see them deliver on their belief that both people and planet can win as we face the climate change challenge. Their move into renewable energy production, recycling, peatland rehabilitation, and sustainable product development is inspiring and it is great to hear that by 2030, they will be able to supply a third of Irish homes with renewable energy.”
Minister Hackett concluded:
“Bord na Móna was recently acknowledged by the United Nations for its efforts to tackle climate change. Today’s announcement shows that it is also creating green jobs, which will keep the towns and villages of the Midlands thriving. I think we can be happy that our region is on its way to becoming an example of a fair and just transition.”