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Lives Lost: John Joseph ‘Sonny’ Egan

This article is one of a series about people who have died with coronavirus in Ireland and among the diaspora. Read more at irishtimes.com/covid-19-li(...)

John Burns

This article is one of a series about people who have died with coronavirus in Ireland and among the diaspora. Read more at irishtimes.com/covid-19-li(...)

The Edenderry peat-driven power station in Co Offaly. Bord na Móna announced in November that peat production at its plants in Shannonbridge, Co Offaly, and Lanesborough, Co Longford would end by the end of 2020. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The scale of job losses already affecting the Midlands underlines the need for the Government to properly fund a “just transition” for the region as B(...)

Bog restoration and a climate change visitor centre are needed to transform the Midlands into a low-carbon economy, says Just Transition Commissioner Kieran Mulvey.

The Midlands should become a major hub for renewable energy, and act as a second location for businesses based in coastal Irish cities, according to J(...)

Dick Glennon, Charlie Talbot, Tom O’Toole and retired Bord na Mona employees Harry Boyle and Michael Farrell from  Edenderry Men’s Shed

A few kilometres south of Edenderry, near the Offaly-Kildare border, a Bord na Móna power plant is pumping blue smoke out of a red and white chimney. (...)

Shannonbridge power station is the close. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

There is a pressing need to be honest with what communities in the midlands are facing as the region gets out of peat, the Oireachtas Climate Action C(...)

The ESB has announced the closure of two peat-powered generating plants, including Shannonbridge ,  after failing to secure permission to switch them to biomass power stations. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The ESB has announced the closure of two peat-powered generating plants after failing to secure permission to switch them to biomass power stations. (...)

Shannonbridge, Co Offaly. ESB has confirmed  it sought aid to dismantle both Lough Ree and West Offaly stations, and did not rule out closing the pair.

ESB is not ruling out closing two peat-burning power plants in a move that could cost hundreds of jobs at fellow State company Bord na Móna. A paper (...)

The west Offaly power station, in Shannonbridge, Co Offaly, had sought permission to continue to burn peat past a December 2020 deadline until 2027, while it transitioned to rely on biomass fuel. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

An ESB power plant in Co Offaly has been refused permission to redevelop in order to burn biomass rather than peat, in a decision by An Bord Pleanála (...)

Lough Ree. The EPA action relates to the temperature of cooling water discharged from the Lough Ree power plant in Co Longford into the Shannon. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has confirmed it is prosecuting the ESB for alleged environmental breaches in the operation of Lough Ree pow(...)

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