Editorial: Lack of forward planning leaves us facing a cold winter

If a credible plan is not drawn up soon, it could be lights out for the coalition government

3rd October, 2021
Editorial: Lack of forward planning leaves us facing a cold winter
Eamon Ryan, the Minister for the Environment, was forced to admit he cannot be certain there will be no power outages this winter after a worrying capacity report was published by Eirgrid. Picture: RollingNews.ie

Having spent the summer assuring the Dáil and media that electricity blackouts would not happen in Ireland this winter, there was a notable change in tone from Eamon Ryan over the past week.

The Minister for the Environment was forced to admit he cannot be certain there will be no power outages this winter after a worrying capacity report was published by Eirgrid, the national grid operator, showing the very serious situation that...

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