Sunday October 25, 2020

Analysis: State eager to show ‘just transition’ is more than a buzzword

As peat and coal-burning power stations prepare to close, Kieran Mulvey’s plan to help the affected employees will be watched closely by other workers likely to face a similar fate in years to come

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

26th May, 2020
The ESB peat-burning plant in Shannonbridge which is earmarked for closure at the end of this year, a decade earlier than initially planned

Kieran Mulvey has a reputation as a “Mr Fix-it” for governments due to his long experience in industrial relations as the former head of the Workplace Relations Commission.

This is why he was brought in to assist the Bord na Móna workers in the Midlands who are losing their jobs at a much faster pace than expected. The burning of peat in power stations such as Lanesboro in Co Longford and Shannonbridge...

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