A new lower running regime at Moneypoint has been accepted by staff at the West Clare plant.
ESB has a responsibility to support its employees losing their jobs who wish to be retained or upskilled to find alternative employement, Clare’s Independent TD has said.
Staff at Avara in Shannon “are being totally and utterly abused by management” in their attempts to secure a fair redundancy package.
In the space of thirty four years the amount of people living in West Clare having to go towards Ennis and further afield for work has doubled, the owner of the West Clare railway Jackie Whelan has claimed.
RECENTLY, this paper has been highlighting something very close to my heart; the plight and opportunities that exist in West Clare. Being the son of eight families from “back West”, it’s still the place that I regard as home. This even though I find myself living in Dublin.
Elected representative and officials in the West Clare Municipal District will hold a presentation in September to gain a better understanding of the work required in bringing a world class Greenway to the county.
In the past nine decades, Kilrush has seen businesses open and close, recessions come and go, speed limits go up and down but it fits the narrative of the market town having something special according to Patrick Bourke.
*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”.