Tánaiste: ‘huge national effort’ required for transition to renewable energy

Micheál Martin says Ireland can and should be a leader in Europe’s energy transformation

Tánaiste Micheál Martin speaking at the Energy Summit in Government Buildings today 06 July 2023. “We have made the political commitment, and now the big challenge, which I look forward to hearing more about today, is delivery, delivery, delivery.” Picture: Government Information Service

Realising Ireland’s potential to generate renewable energy will require a huge national effort, the Tánaiste has told key figures in the industry.

Micheál Martin joined Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Environment Minister Eamon Ryan at an Energy Summit in Government Buildings in Dublin on Thursday.

The event brought together private, public and voluntary stakeholders in the energy sector.

The summit was convened to discuss how best to shift Ireland away from fossil fuels and towards indigenous, ...