Lucinda Creighton: Perfection cannot be the enemy of the good when it comes to securing our energy supplies

In this time of uncertainty and war, objections to a proposed liquified natural gas terminal in Co Kerry are unsustainable

Some 25 per cent of Europe’s oil and 40 per cent of its gas is sourced from Russia. Despite promises to start to wean European nations off it, there was little follow through. Picture: Bloomberg

The shock of so many at the decision of Vladimir Putin to invade Ukraine betrayed a naivety born of decades of relative peace in Europe. The fact that no major conflict has affected the major countries of Europe since World War II allowed most citizens and politicians to believe it would ever be thus.

When US and British intelligence agencies warned of an imminent invasion of Ukraine, they were dismissed as being either melodramatic or ...