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Inis-Meain. Water restored. Airport still closed.

Water running again on Inis Meain

A solution to the water problem has been found and the desalination plant is running again.
Todays Irish Times newspaper carries a good story on the situation at the Inishmaan Co-Op.

At least the water is flowing and we hope a long term solution the the issues of management and staffing at the island C0-Op can be found.

desalination plant inishmaan

Windmills power the desalination plant on Inis Meain

Inis Meain (Inishmaan) Co-Op in difficulty. Water turned off

Inis-Meain. Water has been turned off. Airport is closed.

The Co-Op on Inishmaan is in financial difficulty and can’t pay it’s staff to run the airstrip or the desalination plant. Water has been cut of and the Airport is closed.

Local business interests have appealed to the  Siptu workers union to get involved in finding an urgent solution. Tourists on the island this morning couldn’t  have showers and only bottled water is available.

At the height of the tourist season up to 400 people could inhabit the island which is normally home to about 170.

Hopefully a solution can be found.

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