Brian Stanley TD raises Bord na Móna job losses in the Dáil
Speaking in the Dáil today Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley asked the government about the loss of 150 Bord na Móna jobs in County Longford, about the transition to green energy and training for thousands of workers needed for the new low energy carbon build and for retrofitting.
Teachta Stanley said;
“This morning, workers in Longford found out that 150 of them will be let go on a temporary basis over the next week. This is a serious situation.
“We are moving from brown to green and everybody accepts this must happen. The people in Laois, Offaly and Longford come from hard-working communities with a good work ethic.
“Many of them worked in Bord na Móna and I worked there myself. We now need to move to this transition. We are trying to play catch-up.
“Where will the jobs be in Laois, Offaly and Longford? Workers and the communities in which they live want to know this.
“Where are the plans for biomass supply chains? Where are the plans for major biogas and renewable energy industries?
“Where are the training programmes for the thousands of workers needed for the new low energy carbon build and for retrofitting?”