Potential For 'Green' Jobs, Says De Brun

The green economy should be at the heart of government programmes, according to Sinn Féin's Bairbre de Brún, who said energy efficiency schemes could create much-needed jobs for the ailing construction sector.

The newly re-elected MEP (pictured) appeared before the Climate Change Inquiry held by the Assembly Environment Committee last week.

She has been a member of the European Parliament Temporary Committee on Climate Change, and was part of the delegation to the UN Climate Change talks in Poznan, Poland earlier this year.
News Image
"Climate change represents one of the most serious issues facing us. We need to develop a joined up approach and to put the green economy at the heart of economic development," said the MEP.

"I want to strengthen the relationship between our local institutions and the European institutions so that we can maximise the opportunities here locally.

"I believe the Executive and the Irish Government can put renewable energy production at the heart of all-Ireland economic planning and become world leaders in renewable energy production."

She added: "Energy efficiency measures can also help tackle climate change as well as tackling fuel poverty and providing much-needed jobs in the construction industry."


Related Northern Ireland News Stories
Click here for the latest headlines.

30 October 2019
NICHS: New Eye Test May Detect Heart Conditions
Groundbreaking research carried out in Northern Ireland is on the cusp of creating a high street eye test that detects heart conditions.
21 November 2019
42 Jobs As New Co Down Distillery Announced
A well-known businessman in Northern Ireland is set to open a whiskey and gin distillery that will create 42 jobs in Co Down. The £15 million distillery and visitor experience will be located between Belfast and Ballynahinch and will boast a food and beverage and retail offering, providing Northern Ireland with an authentic spirit experience.
29 October 2019
Political Stalemate Prevents L'Derry City Deal
Leader of the SDLP Colum Eastwood has warned local politicians they are denying the North West of critical funding as the political stalemate at Stormont continues.
03 January 2018
QUB Announce Jobs 'Open Day'
A jobs Open Day has been announced alongside the development of two new Queen's University Belfast City Centre Student Accommodation centres. The developments in September 2018 will become home to over 1,200 new students studying at the University for 2018-19.
13 December 2017
US Technology Firm Creates 170 New Jobs In NI
A US technology firm is to create 170 new customer services jobs in Northern Ireland. Cayan has already filled over 100 of the new posts and recruitment for the other 70 jobs is underway. The roles on offer include Client Services Representatives, Team Leaders and Case Managers.