An impasse between the ESB and the Environmental Protection Agency that has led to the suspension of operations at a power plant in Longford could lead to industrial action by Bord na Móna employees, unions are warning.
Thu, 11 Jul, 2019
Independent TD, Michael Fitzmaurice’s criticism of President Michael D Higgins (Irish Examiner, January 7) for his work in transposing the EU Habitats Directives into Irish law, in 1997, which he claims is impeding efforts to dredge the rivers, is typical hot air as the elections near.
Sat, 09 Jan, 2016
NOT surprisingly, as the Government meets in Cabinet session today to draw up a flood emergency strategy, the despairing prayer on the lips of those struggling to keep flood waters at bay is that their terrifying ordeal will never happen again.
Tue, 05 Jan, 2016
As he stood on the banks of Lough Ree in the heart of Ireland’s Lake District, President Michael D Higgins gazed skywards to watch a bright rainbow of balloons swirl and soar to the heavens, each one a visible reminder of loss and heartache — but also a symbol of hope.
Sat, 03 Nov, 2012
With up to 100,000 acres estimated to have been hit by severe Shannon river flooding since early June in counties Roscommon, Galway, Longford, Westmeath and Offaly, IFA president John Bryan has called for a lead agency to take charge, instead of about six agencies having a say in water levels — including the OPW, Waterways Ireland, the ESB, and the National Parks and Wildlife Service.
Thu, 26 Jul, 2012