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In fact, Mr Howard believes there is a strong case why the two sites could be developed to transform Clare into the renewable energy leader in the country.
While up to 50 potential sites were identified for the generation of hydroelectricity by the Spirit of Ireland throughout the country, Mr Howard noted Clare has a distinct advantage because of its topography, the lack of EU Natura protected habitats in the two areas, the presence of a 400 kilowatt distribution line traversing the two sites and suitability of land for windfarms.
Having conducted pre-feasibility studies, Atlantic Force, a Clare-based renewable energy company, which is linked to the proposed development of a large windfarm in Mount Callan currently being assessed by An Bord Pleanála, has employed world leading consultancy firm, Knight Piesolt to conduct a feasibility study on the development of a hydroelectricity generating plant in Clare.
(Source: The Clare Champion)
Confirmation last week that orthopaedic services will move from St Mary’s Orthopaedic to the South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital has been blasted in Cork as a “shameless u-turn”, amid calls for Fine Gael TD, Dara Murphy, to resign.
Around 300 people, some carrying signs saying "Betrayed by Dara and Kathleen", gathered outside the health facility in Gurranabraher on Tuesday. They protested against the move, which was confirmed last week following a review by the Department of Health, despite a promise by the Minister for Health, Dr James Reilly earlier this year that the closure would not take place.
In an interview with the Cork Independent on Wednesday, 23 February 2011, Cllr Dara Murphy said that Dr James Reilly, then party health spokesperson, had given Cllr Murphy his commitment to maintain the services at St Mary’s while he was Lord Mayor.
“It makes no sense to move the service from a green open space to a congested and cramped facility at a cost of €4m. That would be wrong,” he said in February.
Sinn Féin TD, Jonathan O’Brien, criticized the decision last week to move and called on Fine Gael TD Dara Murphy to resign from the parliamentary party.
Source: (Cork Independent)
Two Moville based business owners were left shocked when they discovered their business had been broken into last Wednesday night.
Tony and Monica Kitson, owners of Bits and Bobs shop in Moville, arrived at the premises in James Street in the morning last week only to discover their business had been ransacked.
The owners believe the prowlers broke in through the back door as they broke a window and damaged a unit trying to gain entry to the Moville business.
The robbers made off with almost 400 euro in a float which Mr Kitson had kept on the premises, as well as some stock.
“I can understand stealing the stock and going for the money but to do what they did is totally uncalled for. They look like they’ve taken their hand and just wiped the shelves clear.
“It’s mindless vandalism. There is no call for it at all.”
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