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Midlands TD Wants Continued Funding For Closure of ESB Plants

Fianna Fáil's Joe Flaherty says more aid is needed than sum to alleviate €4.7 million loss.

A payment aimed at alleviating a €4.7 million loss of rates to Offaly and Longford County Councils due to the closure of two ESB power stations mustn't be a one off. 

Fianna Fáil TD Joe Flaherty wants the funding to continue until the original closure date of the facilities in 2030, despite the transition period being brought forward. 

Public Expenditure Minister Michael McGrath announced the government will plug the gap this year. 

The Longford-Westmeath deputy says financial aid can't end there. 

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