Energy Crisis

Ryan says government ‘won’t be found wanting’ on energy crisis

Following the recent spike in prices, the minister tells Daniel Murray that political leaders understand the scale of the problem and are working to protect the vulnerable

Eamon Ryan, Minister for the Environment: Ryan said the gas futures market was indicating high prices could be built in for the next two years at least. Picture: Bryan Meade

While it has long been expected that energy prices were going to rise significantly this autumn and winter, Eamon Ryan believes that the seriousness of the crisis has fundamentally changed in recent weeks.

“What has changed is just the scale of the projected gas price increases and the impact that is likely to have in November, December and January,” Ryan told the Business Post from his office on the top floor of the Department of ...