Littleton concerns outlined to Bord na Mona

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Bord na Mona have been asked to consider setting up a liaison group with Tipp County Council – prior to the closure of their factory in Littleton in March.

It follows a meeting with the peat manufacturers at this month’s meeting of the Thurles/Templemore District, where councillors had the chance to air the community’s concerns.

Security of the site after the closure of the plant was among the main issues highlighted, as well as the welfare of workers – most of who have been there for 30 years or more.

Spokesperson for BNM, Pat Ring, says the company wants to work with the community.

Representatives from the area spoke passionately in opposition to the closure and aired the community’s concerns for the aftermath.

Councillor Sean Ryan highlighted the catastrophic effects it will have on the 124 workers in the plant, as well as the importance of security in the vast amount of bogland that will be left idle.

However, the Fianna Fail representative says he is hopeful after their meeting.