Tom Donnellan

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Workers attend an emergency meeting at the Mountdillon Bord na Móna plant. File photograph: Shelley Corcoran

A letter from the chief executive of Bord na Móna has provoked an angry response from unions which accused the company of “an insult” to its workforce(...)

Bord na Móna: winding down its peat operations. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Bord na Móna paid chief executive Tom Donnellan €308,000 in his first year in charge of the semi-State company. The business, originally established (...)

Plans for the redevelopment of the ESB electricity plant at Shannonbridge, Co Offaly, have been turned down, which could lead to job losses at Bord na Móna. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

State company Bord na Móna lost almost €50 million in the 12 months to the end of March, figures published on Wednesday will show. The news comes fol(...)

The former peat briquette factory in Littleton, Co Tipperary, closed last year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A former peat briquette factory that closed last year and has been repurposed as a plastic recycling facility opens on Friday. The Bord na Móna faci(...)

Reversing the flow: plastic dams inserted by Coillte in drains on Aghrane bog in Co Galway. They rewet the peatland, and restore its capacity to capture and store carbon. Photograph: John Conaghan

Hans Joosten talks about raising the profile of peatlands in the climate-change crisis with the authority of an internationally respected scientist, t(...)

Bord na Móna would not be “climate change deniers” when it comes to acknowledging the impact peat farming has on the environment, the company’s chief (...)

A necessary evolution

Bord na Móna’s decision to cease peat extraction on 17 of its 62 active bogs immediately, and cease all extraction sooner than expected, is very painf(...)

Turf-cutting in  Co Offaly. “We’re trying to position Bord na Mona for the future. It’s very important that we concentrate on the future. We are doing this because of global climate change requirements”

Nearly 500 jobs in Bord na Móna will be lost, beginning early next year, following a decision by the semi-State company to close 17 of its 62 currentl(...)

Bord na Mona is shifting to more renewable forms of energy. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Up to 430 jobs could be lost at Bord na Móna as the company shifts focus to renewable energy and sustainable business. Minister for Communications R(...)

Tom Donnellan, chief executive designate of  Bord na Móna.

Telecoms group Alcatel Lucent executive Tom Donnellan is set to become managing director and chief executive of State company Bord na Móna. Clare nat(...)

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