Thursday 14th November 2019. Shannonbridge, County Offaly. The ESB Shannonbridge peat burning plant. ESB management will close the plants at Shannonbridge and Lanesboro after the government opted to end the harvesting of peat in the region.The ESB had sought planning permission from An Bord Pleanála for the Offaly power station to transition from peat to biomass over a number of years, but the company’s application was rejected.
The decision to close the plants is expected to affect up to 80 jobs in the area, while a further 1,000 Bord na Móna workers who rely on the plants will also be potentially impacted.Photo:Barry Cronin/www.barrycronin.com 087-9598549 email@example.com - Wilkinstown, Navan, County Meath, Ireland.