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Planning lodged for battery energy storage facility in Flagford

Planning

Planning permission has been lodged for a large battery energy storage facility in county Roscommon.

The application, made by a newly formed company called Kinbrace Limited, is seeking approval to develop a site where rechargeable battery units will be stored within 40 large containers at Flagford in Roscommon – besides the current ESB substation and will be connected to it via underground cables.

The application claims that a number of unit substations, as well as 110-kilo-volt station, will be constructed on the 3-hectare development and that other associated works including the erection of security fencing will also be developed at the site.

It’s claimed in the application that the development of a battery storage facility will help in meeting’s Ireland’s renewable electricity goals by 2020.

A decision on the application, is due on March 7th.

Strokestown man declares interest in running in 2019 local elections

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Well-known Strokestown community activist Emmett Corcoran has revealed his intention to stand as an Independent in next year’s local elections.

A web-designer by profession, he stood in the Roscommon-South Leitrim by-election in 2017, securing more than 1,200 first-preference votes.

The 25-year-old is also the secretary of Strokestown Town Team and is a former parliamentary assistant of Michael Fitzmaurice, the Roscommon-Galway Independent TD.

Corcoran revealed today he expects to stand himself in the Boyle Municipal District in the 2019 council elections.

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Ballinamore Councillor calls for dilapidated courthouse to be transformed into civic space

John McCartin Leitrim Councillor

A Leitrim councillor is calling for Ballinamore Courthouse to be ‘gutted’ and handed over to the community.

John McCartin believes the rundown building should be transformed into a civic space, accommodating a genealogy centre, tourism office and lecture area.

 

A new structural engineers’ report has revealed the extent of damage the listed building has suffered since it closed in 2009.

It says some timber have rotted, while there’s evidence of mould growth and extensive damp because of long-term neglect.

The engineers claim part of the first floor should be demolished for health-and-safety reasons, while they also suggest an entire new roof may be needed.

But the report finds that the external structure of the building to be in relatively good repair.

Fine Gael councillor John McCartin believes the Courts Service, which owns it, should hand over its keys to the community after demolition work it carried out.

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In a statement, the Courts Service says it recently met the Office of Public Works to discuss the work required on the courthouse.

It claims further work is needed to provide costings of potential elements of the work.

It concludes that it’s only after this that a decision can be made on the scope of the works to be done and the timescale for undertaking them.

Public meeting to highlight fears over future of Aughavas school

School

A public meeting is taking place at Aughavas in south Leitrim tomorrow night over fears for the future of a local school.

St Joseph’s National School currently has 54 pupils, but is in danger of losing a teacher in September if this number drops below 52.

It has experienced a steady decline in its enrolment level over the past number of years because of a decrease in children living in the rural area.

Tomorrow night’s public meeting, being held in the school at 8.30, will discuss ways to ensure the decrease doesn’t continue.

Seamus Tiernan is the principal of the school.

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Strokestown businessman hopes to contest local elections

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Well-known Strokestown community activist Emmett Corcoran has revealed his intention to stand as an Independent in next year’s local elections.

A web-designer by profession, he stood in the Roscommon-South Leitrim by-election in 2017, securing more than 1,200 first-preference votes.

The 25-year-old is also the secretary of Strokestown Town Team and is a former parliamentary assistant of Michael Fitzmaurice, the Roscommon-Galway Independent TD.

Corcoran revealed today he expects to stand himself in the Boyle Municipal District in the 2019 council elections.

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