Bord na Mona lay offs to be raised in Dail – Naughten

In East-Roscommon, Jobs, News by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has sought time from the Ceann Comhairle today to have the issue of 150 temporary lay offs by Bord na Mona at Mount Dillon debated with the Energy Minister, Richard Bruton.

The lay offs are as a result of the shut down of the ESB power plant in Lanesboro last week, due to environmental licensing issues.

“This announcement by Bord na Mona will have a devastating impact on employees, their families and the local economy of communities in County Roscommon & County Longford”. 

“Every effort must now be taken to get this plant up and running in the short term and plans for new alternative long term jobs in the area must be expedited” concluded Denis Naughten.