Tom Donnellan

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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(...)

Brian Comer: Operates on a deceptively simple rule of thumb that if something is for sale in a top city at significantly less than it cost to build, it’s a deal. Photograp: Ken Lennox

Luck and timing count for a lot in the property business as Brian Comer knows only too well. In 1992, whilst driving to work with his older brother(...)