Fresh fears for Tipperary Bord Na Mona plant

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Tipp FM understands that staff at the site in Littleton and another in Offaly have been called into meetings today about the future of both facilities.

Bord Na Mona had been a major employer in both Littleton but in recent years huge concerns have been expressed about the company’s future in the Premier.

It stemmed from its decision in 2015 to layoff the majority of its workers temporarily for the summer months due to a rapid decline in peat energy sales

Then a short time later the company announced it would no longer harvest peat energy and instead would move to a sustainable business within 15 years including the development of wind and solar projects, biomass and ecotourism.

Last week it revealed major plans to develop solar power at four locations previously used as peat bogs in Roscommon, Offaly and Kildare but their was no mention of its sites in Tipperary

Now Tipp staff at Littleton as well as employees at a BNM plant in Offaly have been called into a meeting with management at half three today for an announcement on their future.

While it’s not yet known what will be revealed fears for the Tipp sites loom large particularly as all operations at the facility have been ordered to shutdown for its duration.