Energy security was and should be a fundamental part of Ireland’s independence.
In the midst of an energy crisis, we are decommissioning the 70-turbine Derrybrien wind farm. Rather than looking at ways to mitigate the damage, a State agency is instead seeking to build another wind farm on a bog atop the nearby Slieve Bearnagh.
The interim CEO of Bank of Ireland admitted to me at the Oireachtas Finance Committee that KBC’s former customers will be charged a lower variable rate than the bank’s own customers.
The vilification of farmers by those who could not keep a hen or grow a potato is not sustainable environmentally, socially, or economically.