Bord na Mona & Minister must address Shannonbridge closure – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, East Galway, Local Issues, News, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD has called on both Bord na Mona & Minister Richard Bruton to publicly comment on the decision by the ESB to shut down its operations at West Offaly Power in Shannonbridge.

“This decision has huge implications for job retention not just in West Offaly and the associated bogs but right across the midlands and we need to hear from Minister Bruton and Bord na Mona who have yet to make a comment on the closure”.

“While everybody across Ireland is understandably concerned about businesses being closed as a result of Covid 19, we now have a situation in the midlands where there may be no work for 100’s of Bord na Mona & ESB staff once the current restrictions are lifted”.

“The current situation is very serious and we need to see leadership from both Bord na Mona and the Minister on this vital issue” concluded Denis Naughten