Thursday, 11 July 2019
Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh (Atógáil) - Questions on Promised Legislation (Resumed)
Diversification of Bord na Móna is mentioned on page 126 of the programme for Government. A total of 150 Bord na Móna workers face redundancy this year. Some of them have been made redundant. 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.