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ESB officials to meet with Harty to discuss Moneypoint’s future

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Head ESB officials are to meet Independent TD, Dr. Michael Harty to discuss the future of Moneypoint.

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Taoiseach reminded about shortage of second level places in Clare

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*Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at Scoil Chriost Ri, Cloughleigh. Photograph: Martin Connolly Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has been reminded that 40 children in Ennis are without a secondary school for September.

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Norton had no doubts about wanting to retain Council seat

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*Cllr Ann Norton. Photograph: Gary Collins Five years on from bursting onto the political scene in Clare, Cllr Ann Norton has no intentions of leaving public office just yet.

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Roche now “a lost cause”

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*Photograph: Martin Connolly Securing a replacement for Roche has been labelled “a lost cause” by Independent TD, Dr. Michael Harty.

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‘No conversation has taken place’ on merger of Clare & Galway Garda Divisions

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A future merger between Garda Divisions in Clare and Galway has not been ruled out.  Concerns on whether the county Garda Division would join forces with neighbouring Galway still remain following a special meeting of Clare County Council on Monday. Assistant Commissioner, Anne Marie McMahon outlined that the Commission on the Future of Policing would…

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Harty voting no in Harris confidence motion

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Independent TD, Dr. Michael Harty is to support the vote of no confidence in Minister for Health, Simon Harris. On Monday morning it was announced that the 60 bed modular unit at University Hospital Limerick was to be delayed until mid 2020, the revised opening date is subject to funding which the Clare TD described…

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‘HSE not fit for purpose’ – Dr. Harty

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Former Health Minister, Dr. James Reilly has been criticised by Clare TD Dr. Michael Harty who he said disbanded the HSE board in 2012 on a whim. Spaking in the Dáil on the Health Service Executive (Governance) Bill 2018 which he said will reconstitute the board and introduce real structural health reform, the Independent TD…

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Minister expects Moneypoint response from ESB this month

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*Photograph c/o ESB ESB have been asked by the Minister for Climate Action and the Environment to provide paper on options for the replacement of coal-fired generation at Moneypoint Power Station. Minister Richard Bruton in a letter to Independent TD, Dr. Michael Harty seen by The Clare Echo said he expected a response from ESB…

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Planning guidelines for windfarms to be reviewed

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A review of planning guidelines is being put together by the Department of the Environment which will take into consideration wider implications of the development of wind farms. In a Dáil sitting before the Christmas break, Independent TD, Dr. Michael Harty put a parliamentary question to the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, Eoghan…

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Harty concerned by lack of clarity on Moneypoint’s future

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Dr Michael Harty Credit: Dr Michael Harty TD Facebook page

Clarity is needed on the future of Moneypoint according to Independent TD, Dr. Michael Harty. Harty has called on the Minister for Climate Action and the Environment, Richard Bruton to clarify what is planned for Moneypoint when it comes to the end of its operating life in 2025 as a coal burning power station. He…

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