Energy policy: We're still in the dark

If Noel Dempsey thought a move to the Department of Communications, Marine and Natural Resources would bring some respite from controversy, he was sorely mistaken.

11th February, 2006

If Noel Dempsey thought a move to the Department of Communications, Marine and Natural Resources would bring some respite from controversy, he was sorely mistaken.

As Minister for the Environment and Local Government from 1997 to 2002, Dempsey was caught up in the e-voting debacle. As Minister for Education and Science from 2002 to 2004, he had an uneasy relationship with the teachers’ unions.

Now Dempsey’s latest portfolio has become a focal point for disputes - from the...

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