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Taoiseach Enda Kenny: cut ribbon on Great Island power plant
Taoiseach Enda Kenny: cut ribbon on Great Island power plant

It was a good-news story that brought the Taoiseach, and what he jokingly pointed out was "a quarter of the Government", to the (sort-of) sunny south-east yesterday.

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He and a murmuration of ministers (Alex White, Brendan Howlin, Paul Kehoe, Paudie Coffey) were cutting the ribbon on SSE's €350m Great Island power plant, just outside New Ross.

There was a tour of the shiny new facility, and a choir, a three-course repast and lots of upbeat speeches about the recovering economy. "This is a great day for the south-east, it's the largest green energy-producing plant in Europe," proclaimed Enda.

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