Richard Bruton

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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Ennis Tidy Towns

Ennis no longer Ireland’s cleanest town

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Ennis has gone from being Ireland’s cleanest town to the twenty second cleanest town in the space of one year.  According to the final litter survey of 2018 by business group Irish Business Against Litter (IBAL), Ennis is ‘Clean’ but has slipped to 22nd spot in the ranking of 40 town and cities. While almost all …

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Site purchased for new Kilrush school

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Kilrush is one step closer to having a brand new school. A new site has been secured for a new school building for Gaelscoil Uí Choimin, Kilrush which has been purchased by the Department of Education through the offices of Clare County Council. Currently, there are 62 students in the Gaelscoil. Fine Gael TD, Pat …

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History’s absence as a compulsory subject to be reviewed

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A review will be undertaken to determine if history should be an option subject for the Junior Certificate. At the Fine Gael Ard Fheis over the weekend, Minister for Education and Skills, Joe McHugh announced he has committed to a review of the decision to remove it as a mandatory subject. “It’s already recognised that …

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