Bord na Móna suspend lay-off of permanent staff in Lanesborough

Bord na Móna has reversed its decision to lay off 70 permanent staff in the midlands, according to Siptu.

Yesterday, the company said it was letting go 78 seasonal employees at Mount Dillon.

A further 70 permanent employees were to be put on temporary unpaid lay-off from next Thursday.

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It’s after the ESB temporarily shut a power plant at nearby Lanesborough, Co Longford, because of environmental concerns.

But after a meeting with Bord na Móna meeting today, Siptu’s Willie Noone says there’s good news for the permanent staff.