Minister for Communications Pat Rabbitte yesterday delivered more good news for Ireland with the announcement that some of the largest wind turbines in the world may be built  across the midlands.

Speaking about the proposed project, he said “I think there is a mutual interest here for both countries, adding: “Ireland doesn’t want a wind farm at every cross roads; we don’t want that”.


Richard Tol, professor of economics at University of Sussex and formerly with the ESRI, said he felt that the whole scheme was “crazy” and would not work in the long term, adding:

“From an Irish perspective this is not selling the family silver; this is giving it away. There is no money staying in Ireland that I can see. But from the British perspective it is a good deal,”


BBC Audio.

Previously: Ireland to build ‘Giant’ wind turbines to power the UK (BBC News)

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