New gas agreement with Britain must be legally robust to deliver in crisis – energy expert

The Irish and British government’s are on the cusp of signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on gas security

Paul Deane: “Greater energy security comes from not only building infrastructure but also from building stronger relationships with supply countries.” Picture: John Allen

A leading energy expert has warned that any new agreement for gas security between Ireland and the UK will need to be legally robust if it is do deliver in times of crisis.

Paul Deane, senior research fellow at the MaREI centre in University College Cork, also warned that while the risk of a physical attack on the gas pipelines connecting Scotland and Ireland was low, it still had to be planned for, meaning a ...