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Government’s inaction that is actively damaging the industry is unacceptable

   It’s clear that Catherine Martin is trying, and there are obviously other political forces at play that see Green Party Ministers disregarded. Photograph: Tom Honan

It’s clear that Catherine Martin is trying, and there are obviously other political forces at play that see Green Party Ministers disregarded. Photograph: Tom Honan

A few years ago, I was living in a part of Dublin city centre where new cafes, bars and restaurants were opening every other week. Unfortunately, this boom in hospitality openings posed some infrastructural issues, especially with electricity supply.

If you’ve never experienced the tedium of rolling blackouts in Ireland, don’t worry, there may be plenty of opportunities this winter, when power shortages are threatened as a consequence of the Government’s mysterious love affair with energy-sucking data centres.

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