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Contractors cease employment at Moneypoint

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As ESB plans for the future of Moneypoint, all contractors have finished working at the power station.

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Ardnacrusha Power Station reopens for public tours

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Ardnacrusha Power Station reopens today for tours aimed at the general public and schools.

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Storm Hannah leaves it’s mark on Co Clare

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*A damaged garden shed in Newmarket-on-Fergus. Photograph: Paula Carr Whelan Parts of Co Clare remain without power as the clean-up from Storm Hannah continues.

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West Clare economic development hindered by ‘hard border around Ennis’

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“A draft mortuary notice for West Clare” has been issued by Clare County Council based on it’s economic development plans for the area according to the longest serving elected representative in the county.

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‘Shannon not getting its fair share of commercial rates’

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*Cllr Gerry Flynn. Photograph: Joe Buckley Almost three quarters of Clare’s commercial rates income of €113 million is sourced from West Clare and Shannon.

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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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Moneypoint has been out of action for 3 months

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Turbines at Ireland’s largest coal-burning station, Moneypoint have been out of operation for three months. A forced outage at the facility in Kilrush, Co Clare has seen all three coal-filled units out of action and subsequently no electricity generated by coal at the plant since October. The latest EirGrid data highlighted that the grid is…

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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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Lack of certainty regarding ESB’s future at Moneypoint

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Moneypoint Power Station. Pic: Fergal Clohessy

*Photograph: Fergal Clohessy Fear has been expressed that ESB could follow the example of Bord na Mona by announcing sudden job losses in the future at its Moneypoint power station. At the end of October, Bord na Mona announced they were cutting 430 jobs as it moves away from peat harvesting by 2025 under its…

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Shannon’s energy consumption to be one third less by 2020

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Shannon Airport is set to slash its energy consumption by one-third by 2020 as it becomes a low carbon green campus. It has entered into a new partnership with ESB and will also see the replacement of an entire suite of older indoor and outdoor lighting with ultra-modern LEDs and explore how to make greater…

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