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Climate Plan reveals nothing new on Moneypoint – Harty

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“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.

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Further job losses feared for Moneypoint

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*Moneypoint. Photograph: Fergal Clohessy Further staff reductions are expected to come at Moneypoint in the coming weeks and months, The Clare Echo has learned.

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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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Cathal Crowe becomes second youngest Mayor of Clare

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*Mayor of Clare, Cllr Cathal Crowe. Photograph: Eamon Ward Cathal Crowe has been elected the Mayor of Clare following Friday’s Annual General Meeting of Clare County Council.

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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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‘Prime opportunity’ for maritime jobs in Clare

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*Photograph: Chris McKiernan There is confidence that opportunities for job creation in maritime industry will arise following the zoning of tracts of land along the Shannon Estuary.

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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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Fianna Fáil leader visits Kilrush

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Fianna Fáil leader, Micheál Martin visited West Clare on Friday to open the new constituency office of general election candidate, Rita McInerney. Deputy Martin took the opportunity to visit the Kilrush Community School and to canvass the town of Kilrush meeting locals and calling into businesses plus a visit to the Vandeleur Walled Garden. Speaking…

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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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