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€6m investment and 91 new jobs for Bord na Móna

The jobs will be created as part of a €6 million investment over the next three years, with the support of government through Enterprise Ireland

NINETY ONE NEW ‘innovation’ jobs will be created in Bord na Móna with the support from Enterprise Ireland.

The announcement was made by the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD, and the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Pat Rabbitte TD, today.

The jobs will be created as part of a €6 million investment over the next three years with the support of government through Enterprise Ireland.

They will be within the Innovation Division of the company in a number of high-technology growth areas such as clean technology, carbon reduction and growing media.

Bord na Móna also announced a strategy today for collaborating with and mentoring start-ups and SMEs in the Midlands region.

An outreach development manager has already been appointed to the strategy.

Minister Rabbitte said the jobs will be a welcome boost for Newbridge and the Midlands region but also represent significant R&D investment in one of Ireland’s most important firms.

Bord na Móna CEO, Mr Gabriel D’Arcy described it as an important development for the company “as we transition to a more sustainable company moving away from peat-based activities into operations centred on clean technology”.

It fits very well with our company strategy ‘A New Contract with Nature’. We appreciate the support and help of Enterprise Ireland. We have a long history of Innovation at Bord na Móna. We were the first company to build a wind farm in Ireland and Bord na Móna proprietary technology is used in more than 500 Clean Water and Clean Air installations across the globe from Osaka to Oslo.

CEO of Enterprise Ireland Frank Ryan added that EI was delighted to support the programme by Bord na Móna.

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