Green minister says relying on Britain for gas is ‘high risk’

Ossian Smith discussed the situation with ministers from other EU island states, such as Cyprus and Malta, at a meeting in Luxembourg last week

Ossian Smyth, minister of state: need for self-sufficiency. Picture: Fergal Phillips

Ireland’s reliance on Britain as a gas source is “a high risk”, a Green Party minister has said.

Ossian Smyth, minister of state at the Departments of Environment and Public Expenditure, was speaking to the Business Post following a meeting of EU energy ministers in Luxembourg last week to discuss high gas prices affecting the region.

Smyth said that as the gas available from Corrib off the coast of Mayo depleted in the coming years, ...