Tralee Chamber Welcomes Shannon Estuary Taskforce

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Tralee Chamber Chief Executive Colette O’Connor.

TRALEE Chamber Alliance welcomed the news yesterday of the new Shannon Taskforce and said while there is disappointment that just one of the members is Kerry-based, it recognises its potential and looks forward to engaging with the Taskforce.

“I would on behalf of Tralee Chamber Alliance like to acknowledge the announcement of the new Shannon Estuary Taskforce and I am particularly delighted to welcome the appointment of Dr. Brendan O’Donnell Vice President of Research & Vice President of Academic Affairs & Registrar at Munster Technological University,” said Colette O’Connor, Chief Executive of Tralee Chamber Alliance.

“It is fantastic to have that representation at the table of what is a very strong board. We would however have expected more representation from within the North Kerry area and would hope there will be opportunities for engagement through any subcommittees that are formed as work gets underway.”

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“Given where we are now with rising energy costs, we desperately need to reduce our dependence on Russian fossil fuels and accelerate our transition to more green alternatives.”

“The potential to move offshore wind as sources of sustainable energy will take away the pressure that comes with importing. Ireland has the potential to become a world leader in generating a cleaner source of energy,” she continued.

“The ultimate goal for this Taskforce must be to deliver results that are focused on developing and sustaining employment for this region which has been crying out for investment for far too long,” concluded Ms O’Connor.

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