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27% of Clare lights upgraded to LED

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27% of Clare’s public lighting have been upgraded to Light Emitting Diode (LED), the remainder is expected to be completed in the next two years.

Such detail was outlined at a recent meeting of Clare County Council in response to a motion from Cllr Paul Murphy (FG).

At present, 14,265 lights are in the control of the local authority, 3,941 of which have been changed to LEDs which equates at 27.6%. Senior engineer within the Transport Department, John Leahy confirmed that they had requested to sign up in the Local Authority Public Lighting Energy Efficiency Project which is due to commence in 2020 and be completed in two years.

“I look forward to the full turnover”, Cllr Murphy noted following Leahy’s reply. His motion was seconded by Cllr Johnny Flynn (FG).

NOTE: This meeting and discussion took place prior to the outbreak of COVID-19.

Páraic McMahon is Head of News & Sport with The Clare Echo. The Newmarket-on-Fergus native also writes for national papers including The Irish Examiner, The Irish Independent and The Irish Times along with doing work for RTÉ, Today FM, and A graduate of Mary Immaculate College, Páraic was previously employed by The Clare Herald and Clare FM. If you have a story, tip or some feedback for him then send an email to -

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