Lanesboro businesses set to feel the knock on effects of Bord na Mona job losses

Business people in Lanesboro say there will be a significant negative impact on town with the job losses and temporary lay-offs at Bord na Mona.

They say the company has played such an integral part in local life over the years, the loss of such a large amount of wages to the immediate area will have a ripple effect and will end up hurting everyone in some way.

Michael Feeney who runs the Wooden Spoon café which opened just two years ago in Lanesborough also says the business is sure to feel the impact of people not having enough money to eat out.

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Alan Fayne who runs Johnsons pharmacy on main street and who used to work in Bord na Mona himself says he has no doubt many of his customers will be feeling the pinch.