‘We will have to withdraw from some built-up areas’
Chairman of OPW says we ‘have to face up to reality’ and accept that some homes and amenities will soon be lost to rising sea levels
Maurice Buckley, chairman of the Office of Public Works, is excited. The pandemic, despite its challenges, has brought the opportunity for the OPW to make great changes, and he is in the driving seat.
In the next five years almost half of the OPW’s commercial leases will expire. Pre-Covid this may have meant a renegotiation of rent, now it presents the organisation with a chance to rearrange itself entirely.
“Work practices have permanently...
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SSE partners with ePower to install home car chargers around the country
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