Cabinet ministers travelled to the midlands yesterday to meet workers affected by the planned closure of two ESB peat-fuelled power plants.
The ESB announced on Friday that the plants in Shannonbridge, Co Offaly and Lanesboro, Co Longford would cease to operate at the end of next year. The closures are the result of tightening environmental requirements and unsuccessful attempts to convert the electricity generators to use alternative low-carbon fuels.
Richard Bruton, the environment minister, was...
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