Former Environment Minister Disappointed A Midlands Power Plant Will Be Demolished

He says other options should have been explored.

A former Environment Minister says it's deeply disappointing to see that a state of the art power station will be demolished. 

Deputy Denis Naughten says Offaly County Council's decision to grant permission to the ESB to knock the Shannonbridge plant is a huge blow to the midlands. 

A number of conditions, which have not been published yet, have been attached.

Permission was also given for the site to house a battery energy storage system and a synchronous condenser.

The independent TD says as we are in the middle of an energy crisis, other options should have been explored:

Former Bord Na Mona worker Pat Phelan says the power station was an icon in the area:

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