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Thursday 28 September 2023 Dublin: 12°C

# just transition

Last year
Government response to climate crisis ‘inadequate’, Ivana Bacik says
Micheál Martin said a Just Transition Commission would be set up at the end of the year.
Peat was cut at 280 plots in protected bogs last year without State consent
A report by
Niall Sargent
Noteworthy analysis reveals cutting has frequently taken place at 30 protected sites over the past decade despite clear prohibitions since 2011.
The cutting of peat has frequently taken place at 30 protected sites over the past decade, writes Niall Sargent of Noteworthy
No ministerial consents have been granted by the State to allow cutting in any of the protected raised bog network sites
Just 1% of Ireland's active raised bogs remain after decades of peat-cutting and land reclamation
All time
Ireland exporting 11 times more peat than it imports - amid horticulture supply fears
A report by
Niall Sargent
Analysis from Noteworthy shows 500,000 tonnes of peat products exported so far this year amid supply concerns for the domestic market.
500,000 tonnes of peat products exported so far this year amid supply concerns for domestic horticulture market, writes Niall Sargent as part of new Noteworthy investigation
Global trade reports show Irish peat exported to mushroom industry as recently as this month
State confirms exports did not fall under remit of working group examining peat use in horticulture
'We've made tough decisions': How Bord na Móna became worth €1.25 billion in less than two years
The company has radically changed in a short amount of time. But how did they do it? And at what cost?
Government rolls back on plan to set up statutory office for Just Transition Commissioner
The plan to set up this commission was included in the Programme for Government.
Opposition parties slam Government approach to Climate Action Bill
Concerns have been raised that the legislation does not have sufficient protections for sectors which will suffer job losses as a result.
Burning Question: what does a peat-free future hold for the Midlands?
Trinity College Dublin PhD candidate Jamie Rohu outlines the challenges for workers as we transition our industrial bogs towards a more sustainable future.
Bord Na Mona to end peat harvesting, with €5 million going towards bog rehabilitation
No compulsory redundancies are expected, as workers will be retrained to work in bog rehabilitation
Retrain workers and a climate change centre: Proposals to help Midlands cope with move away from peat
The first progress report on Just Transition by Kieran Mulvey was published today.
Debate about what ESB and Bord na Móna workers will do next should have started 'years ago', says union boss
How Bord na Mona and ESB workers are treated is a major test for policymakers, says Ictu.
Ministers to hold talks with Midlands ESB workers over peat plant closures
The closure of the two plants was announced last Friday.
What will the newly-announced 'Just Transition Commissioner’ for Bord na Móna do?
Brexit and Climate Action were to the two overriding focuses in this year’s Budget.
'The bog is the community. This could destroy us': How Ireland's move away from peat is hitting the Midlands
As Ireland makes to shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy, midlands communities fear they will be left behind.