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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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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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*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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West Clare widower ordained to priesthood

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A West Clare widower and father of one was ordained as a priest at the weekend. Quilty man, Martin Shanahan was ordained to the priesthood for the Diocese of Killaloe by Bishop Fintan Monahan celebrated in Saint Mary’s Church, Mullagh on Sunday. Bishop Monahan referenced the experience Martin brings to the priesthood from his family …

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