Industry all at sea over new restrictions

If the government sticks to the promises that Leo Varadkar made last Monday in New York, the writing is on the wall for oil and gas exploration in Ireland

Daniel Murray

Political Correspondent @danieltmurray
29th September, 2019

Earlier this year, John FitzGerald, chairperson of the Climate Change Advisory Council, was pressed at an Oireachtas committee on the absence of any measures to curtail Irish oil and gas exploration in the government’s Climate Action Plan.

“A secure supply of gas is important, if you could separate it from oil,” he told the silent committee room in Leinster House, “but pumping oil is not the solution to climate change, it’s the opposite....

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