Former election candidate says re-opening power stations is like attempting to blow life into a corpse

A former local election candidate in the north west is strongly criticising moves by a group of rural TDs to re-open power generating stations at Lanesboro and Shannonbridge.


The proposals were included in a number of measures to tackle the cost of living crisis.  The rural group  called for emergency legislation enacted to tackle the developing energy crisis in the state.


Denis Naughten and eight other deputies that make up the Regional Independent Group will table a private members motion when the Dáíl reconvenes later this month.

Among multiple measures, the bill would ban threats to cut off power from residential customers.


Leslie O’ Hora previously contested local elections in Leitrim on behalf of the Green Party.


He says re-opening fossil fuel burning Power Stations is like trying to blow life into a corpse.


The ‘Good Energy’ director says there are alternative measures that will generate cleaner electricity.