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Bord na Móna and Bog Conservation

SEAN CANNY, RESOURCE MANAGER, LAND ACQUISITION DEPARTMENT.
Taken from Scéal na Móna, Vol. 13, no. 11, December 1996, p28-29. Conservation can be defined as taking care of our natural environment and conservation issues usually arise because of human interference in that environment. Questions might be asked about Bord na Móna's direct...

Tags: Environment, 1990s, 1980s, 1970s, Scéal na Móna

Blanket Bogs

Taken from Bord na Móna Fact Sheet, no. 5. These can be defined as bogs which form in areas where relatively high levels of rainfall occur annually. They are found mainly on the lowlands in the western counties and also on mountain areas throughout the country. They are shallow bogs which form a blanket- like layer over the underlying soil....

Tags: Company Archive, Environment, The Ancient Past

Urbanity and Rurality – The Bord na Móna Villages of Frank Gibney

FERGAL MAC CABE, ARCHITECT AND TOWN PLANNER Taken from Scéal na Móna, Vol. 13, no. 60, December 2006, p50-52. So far as is known Frank Gibney had no formal planning or architectural training, although there is a suggestion that he started his career as an engineer in Dublin's Balbriggan. Later in his life he became an associate member...

Tags: Environment, Community, Scéal na Móna, 1950s

Peatland Archaeology Since 1999: Archaeological Development Services Excavations and Surveys

BY JANE WHITAKER Taken from Scéal na Móna, Vol. 13, no. 60, December 2006, p66-68. Archaeological Development Services (ADS) Ltd has been the Archaeological Consultant to Bord na Móna (BnM) since 1998 and to date over one hundred and eighty excavations have been carried out in the Counties of Longford, Offaly, and Westmeath as part...

Tags: Environment, Present and Future, Culture, Scéal na Móna, The Ancient Past

Bord na Móna’s Clean Air Business – A Progress Report

Ian Phillips, Section Manager Taken from Scéal na Móna, Vol. 13, no. 64, December 2007, p40-41. A review of Environmental complaints to regulatory bodies, Environmental Protection Agencies and Local Authorities will quickly reveal that odour complaints are the most prominent. The Bord na Móna "Clean Air" Business unit has its...

Tags: Environment, 2000s, 1990s, Innovation, Scéal na Móna

Bog Bodies – Kingship and Sacrifice

BY EAMON P KELLY, KEEPER OF IRISH ANTIQUITIES, NATIONAL MUSEUM OF IRELAND Taken from Scéal na Móna, Vol. 13, no. 44, November 2002, p25. At the end of the last Ice Age melt water from retreating ice sheets left the Central Plain of Ireland strewn with shallow lakes that in time developed into large expanses of raised bog. Following the...

Tags: Environment, Culture, Scéal na Móna, The Ancient Past

Waste as a resource

Bord na Móna’s resource recovery business is at the forefront of addressing waste management in a way that makes environmental and commercial sense. From household waste to a company’s waste management chain to treating competitors’ waste, AES can manage it all, using the latest technology. With 6,000 commercial customers and 60,000 domestic...

Tags: Environment, Present and Future, Innovation, Future, Source

Selling for growth

Bord na Móna is a fully commercial company like any other trading entity, state-owned or private. This means that we are obliged to make a profit by earning more in revenue from selling our goods and services than we spend to pay our costs. Essentially, selling is the process of winning an order from a customer. It’s a complicated process...

Tags: Environment, Present and Future, Innovation, Future, Source

Powering ahead

Energy has been re-branded to reflect its power generation capacity across all production methods. Now called Powergen, it’s forging ahead in the renewables sector The remit at Powergen is to extend Bord na Móna’s generation capacity and to expand its interests in the market. Operating in the wholesale end of the electricity market, the...

Tags: Environment, Present and Future, Innovation, Future, Source

The Peatlands of Ireland

Taken from Bord na Móna, Fact Sheet, no. 1. FACT SHEET 1.0 Peatlands are a very important part of the history, culture and economy of Ireland. These vast areas of land are amongst our great natural assets and their uniqueness can be compared to the semi-tropical and tropical rainforests in a number of remote regions in the World. PEATLANDS...

Tags: Company Archive, Environment, The Ancient Past

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