Bord na Móna to create more than 1,400 jobs in the midlands

The semi-state company said it expects direct employment numbers at the company to return to its highest level since 2018

A wind farm on the Bog of Allen in Co Offaly, which is operated by Bord na Móna: As part of its new transformation programme, the semi-state company said it had already created more than 550 jobs over the past 18 months as it develops renewable energy projects, recycling infrastructure and carbon storage through peatland rehabilitation. Picture:

Bord na Móna plans to create more than 1,400 jobs throughout the midlands over the coming years as part of its transition to a climate solutions company.

The semi-state, which is headquartered in Newbridge, Co Kildare, is planning a €1.6 billion capital investment programme over the coming decade as part of its “Brown to Green” strategy. Bord na Móna said it will target investments in renewable energy, waste management, recycling, peatland restoration and carbon storage.