NewsBreaking newsSunshine could light up ShannonBy Bernie English – May 28, 2016 904 Email Twitter Linkedin Advertisement Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon? Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat Print WhatsApp A €30 million commercial power plant, which could create dozens of jobs and provide enough energy to power more than one thousand homes has reached the planning stage.Plans for the project, along with an environmental impact statement, have been lodged with the local authority concerning the proposed project at Ballymorris, just off the Ennis-Limerick road.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The 12.4 hectare farm will be connected to the national grid and will generate enough electricity to power 1,200 homes over a 25-year period.Following a number of pre-planning meetings with the local planning authority, Terra Solar will lodge its first planning application to develop a solar farm at its Ballymorris site in Cratloe in the coming weeks.The company has has applied for this and five other sites in the county for grid connection to ESB Networks.Requiring an investment of €5 million each, the six sites in the Shannon area will provide enough electricity to power 6,000 homes.The company says that jobs will be created in the construction phase of the plan although other than security monitoring, it is unlikely that any full time jobs will be involved in the resulting construction.The overall investment will also make the Shannon region more attractive for new industry as the overall energy created by the local solar farms would almost be the equivalent of decarbonising Shannon.“It will create a good platform to attract multinationals such as the likes of Google and Apple, who want to source renewable energy. It should lead to a springboard for other jobs.” said Terra Solar director Andre Fernon. Shannon Chamber Webinar to help people cope with the stresses of COVID-19 Previous articleGAA – Clare favourites for SFC openerNext articleLimerick Classic Car Show hosts stuntman and vintage marques Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Only re-integration will solve Shannon Airport crisis TAGSenergyESBShannonSolar panels New high-end jobs for Shannon
New Delhi: International cricket is returning to Pakistan after a long time. Following the terror attacks on the Sri Lanka cricket team in 2009, many international teams refused to tour the country. Zimbabwe were the first to break the isolation in 2015 while tours by the ICC World XI, West Indies and even Sri Lanka in 2017 signalled that international cricket could return soon. Sri Lanka will play three ODIs and three Twenty20 Internationals in Karachi and Lahore but there was plenty of controversy before the tour even took place. 10 Sri Lankan players withdrew over security concerns and the tour was in a limbo after the Sri Lankan Defence Ministry were examining reports of a possible terror attack on the cricket team. After a lengthy investigation, Sri Lanka’s Defence Ministry gave the go-ahead for the tour which will start from September 27 with ODIs in Karachi. However, many Pakistan fans and former players are upset that the 10 Sri Lankan players withdrew from the tour. Former Pakistan offspinner Saeed Ajmal and batsman Faisal Iqbal has urged the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to take a strong stance on players and teams for refusing to come to Pakistan for an official tour.Also Read | ‘No Truth That India Influenced Players To Not Tour Pakistan’ – Sri Lanka Sports Minister Rubbishes Fawad Hussain Chaudhry’s Statement”I was very hurt when these Sri Lankan players backed out of the tour because the security situation in our country has improved a lot… Our board or government would never ask anyone to play in Pakistan unless they were not sure they could provide the best security environment. I think those Sri Lankan players or foreigners who can come for the PSL matches should also tour with their national teams. And if anyone refuses to come with their teams they should not be included in the PSL draft,” Ajmal said. Also Read | Now, Fawad Hussain Chaudhry Blames India For Sri Lankan Cricketers’ Pakistan Tour BoycottThe pull-out of the 10 Sri Lankan players, which included the likes of Lasith Malinga and Angelo Mathews prompted a controversial tweet from the Pakistan Science and Technology Minister Fawad Ahmed Chaudhry who said the Sri Lankan players were coerced to abandon the tour due to pressure from India. Sri Lanka’s sports minister had denied that India was involved in the whole incident. Even Iqbal, who was in the Pakistan team when the 2009 terror attack on the Sri Lankan team took place in Lahore, said the situation had changed dramatically in 10 years. “I was in the Pakistan team when the attack took place but since than things have changed, many international players have come and played in Pakistan. Sri Lankan players have come and played in the PSL. So there was no reason for these 10 Sri Lankan players to back out of the tour. I don’t think so the Indians are involved but my point is if it is safe for anyone to play PSL matches in Pakistan than they should also tour with their teams,” Iqbal said. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.
Brentford midfielder Sam Saunders has ended months of speculation about his future by agreeing a contract extension.The 28-year-old has signed a one-year deal which will be extended for an additional 12 months if he plays a certain number of games.Saunders, the face of the club’s recent advertising campaign on the back of local buses, was initially reluctant to re-sign.AdChoices广告His decision to put pen to paper is a massive boost for the Bees as his contract was due to expire at the end of the season, when he could have left on a Bosman free transfer.Gary Alexander and Marcus Bean have been made similar offers and are still in negotiations.Defender Karleigh Osborne is expected to leave Griffin Park in the summer after rejecting a new deal.Related stories: Brentford stars in contract dispute Saunders in no rush to sign Bees dealFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook