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Government Hinting At Possibility Of Re-Firing Two Midlands Power Stations

Eamon Ryan has indicated they could be repurposed for a four or five year period.

Former Environment Minister Denis Naughten believes any attempt to re-fire two midlands power stations hinges on Offaly senator Pippa Hackett. 

Current Minister Eamon Ryan has suggested Shannonbridge and Lanesborough could play a key role in generating emergency electricity in the coming years.

The two stations ceased operation last December after failing to secure a license to burn biomass, which is a byproduct of tree felling.

The independent Roscommon-Galway TD says the Junior Agriculture Minister must have a re-think:

Green Party Leader Ryan has indicated the plants could now be re-purposed for a four or five year period to aid in alleviating any shortages to the national grid. 

Deputy Naughten says they won't have to look far to see how that's possible:

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