04Nov The end of an era: In 2019, Bórd Na Móna will begin closing 62 bogs.

Sean McDonagh notes the end of an era with the decision by Bórd na Móna to "move away from harvesting peat because carbon emissions is having an adverse impact on climate change."
While noting that turf is "one of the least climate-friendly way of producing heat and electricity" Sean acknowledges that the decision "will cost jobs, particularly in the Irish Midlands region where jobs are scarce now, and no other industry is being targeted for the area. Bórd Na Móna believes that 500 jobs will be lost, beginning early in 2019."

04Nov Presider’s Page for 4 November (Ordinary Time 31)

What is asked of us is simple - to love God and our neighbour. But without God’s grace, even these simple demands can seem beyond our grasp.

04Nov 04 November. 31st Sunday

1st Reading: Deuteronomy (6:1-6)

Israel’s fundamental act of faith: the Shema

[Moses said to the people]
“This is the commandment that the Lord your God charged me to teach you to observe in the land that you are about to … Read the rest

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