*Photograph: Martin Connolly Businesses and community groups across West Clare are prepared to engage fully with a proposed new taskforce aimed at bringing new investment to the county according to Fianna Fáil General Election candidate, Rita McInerney.
*Cllr Roisin Garvey flanked by Eamon Ryan. Photograph: John Mangan Attendees at a special meeting to consider future operations for the Moneypoint power plant were sarcastically praised by Cllr Roisin Garvey “for catching up”.
*Moneypoint. Photograph: Páraic McMahon Despite the looming loss of over 100 jobs at Moneypoint, there is hope for the site of the power plant with one West Clare elected representative maintaining it has the potential to become “the Silicon Valley for renewables”.
*Cllr Ian Lynch. Photograph: John Mangan Kilrush councillor Ian Lynch hit out at the lack of work done by Clare’s Oireachtas members in standing up for the county as West Clare attempts to pick itself up following last week’s announcement over 100 jobs are being cut from Moneypoint.
*Photograph: Páraic McMahon ESB have been slammed for their treatment of their workforce in West Clare following last Tuesday’s announcement that an expected 100 plus jobs are to be cut, one month after refuting claims such a scenario was on the cards.
*Moneypoint Power Plant. Photograph: Páraic McMahon A delegation of West Clare councillors are today (Wednesday) issuing a letter to secure a meeting with two Ministers plus a number of agencies and the ESB on the future of Moneypoint.
*Photograph: Fergal Clohessy Less than one month after ESB refuted claims that redundancies would be sought at Moneypoint, over 100 jobs are to go at Ireland’s biggest electricity generator.
Head ESB officials are to meet Independent TD, Dr. Michael Harty to discuss the future of Moneypoint.
“No new information” is included in the Government’s Climate Action Plan on Moneypoint’s future which is “worrying” according to Clare TD, Dr. Michael Harty.
As ESB plans for the future of Moneypoint, all contractors have finished working at the power station.