Equality

Believe it or not but at one time, Bord na Móna, in common with most other employers, paid female employees less than their male colleagues…

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Bog Conservation

In 1970, Tom Barry of Bord na Móna recognised and advocated the need to conserve and protect the best remaining examples of bogs for future…

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Portarlington Power Station

In 1938 a decision was taken to build a turf-fired electricity station at Portarlington which would be operational by 1941. However the war delayed this…

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Bord na Móna Tapestry

In 1979 then Bord na Móna Managing Director, Lewis Rhatigan, commissioned Louis le Brocquy to produce a tapestry to celebrate what was then felt to…

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Turf Fired Steam Locomotive

When O. Bulleid joined CIE from British Railways in 1949 he decided to build a turf-burning locomotive.

Trials were made with a stationary engine using…

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Eamon de Valera’s Support of the Bog Development Scheme

When Todd Andrews took charge of the Turf Development Board in 1934, Eamon de Valera made sure to inform Andrews of the importance which he…

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