The Just Transition Commissioner says he hopes funding promised under the scheme will be rolled out by mid-July.
11 million euro has been earmarked for measures like retraining workers and developing the green economy in the midlands.
The region's set to be the hardest hit as the country moves away from peat burning power plants.
Kieran Mulvey says procedures around procurement have meant funding for projects hasn't been released at this stage:
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