Minister Naughton to meet Littleton peat workers, hears Tipperary Co. Council

Minister changes mind on Littleton meeting

Eoin Kelleher

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Minister Naughton to meet Littleton peat workers, hears Tipperary Co. Council

The Minister for Communications, Climate Action, and the Environment has changed his mind, and will now meet with local Oireachtas members from Co. Tipperary regarding the Littleton peat briquette plant this coming Wednesday (May 10th), heard a meeting of Tipperary Co. Council this morning (May 8th). 

Minister Denis Naughten had previously refused to meet with any of Tipperary's TDs regarding the 69 personnel who will lose their jobs as the plant is phased out over the next 12 months. Some 56 summer jobs are also at risk. 

The Tipperary Star wants to correct a previous report that the Minister might meet with the workers themselves. 

Councillors heard at today’s meeting that Minister Naughten will meet with local political representatives next Wednesday. A meeting was held last Friday in Littleton between workers and Councillors, following the shock announcement. 

Tipperary Co. Council suspended standing orders today (Monday May 8th) in respect of the Bord na Mona issue, and Co. Manager Joe MacGrath is due to give a presentation on the matter in the afternoon.

 Full story and reaction in this week's Tipperary Star.