Ryan says no change of position on LNG, but refuses to rule out terminal

Bríd Smith said if the Green Party leader was still considering a state run LNG terminal, that would make ‘no difference to the atmosphere, the climate or the science’

Eamon Ryan: The “world changed” when the Nord Stream pipelines were blown up last year, meaning Ireland needed “a form of storage and an alternative gas supply route and gas supply source”. Picture:

Eamon Ryan has told the Dáil he has had no change of position on a liquefied natural gas terminal in Ireland, but has refused to rule out such a terminal being built.

Ryan was responding to questions from Bríd Smith, the People Before Profit TD, who was raising a Business Post article from earlier this month, which included comments from Ryan that suggested he was still considering the construction of a commercial LNG terminal in Ireland. The Green Party has previously expressed opposition to the construction of LNG in Ireland.