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This afternoon.

From left: Garda Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan, unidentified brolly carrier, Minister for Justice and Equality Frances Fitzgerald and Taoiseach Enda Kenny at Garda Headquarters, Phoenix Park, Dublin  where they discussed progress “in relation to the ongoing Justice Reform Programme”.

(Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland)

6682897153_050990dfa0_b6791207402_96ea87900b_b3073880527_f561848e2b_oslope+point+new+zealand+4 slope+point+new+zealand+10 slope+point+new+zealand+7Slope Point is the southernmost tip of New Zealand’s South Island – an exposed headland where the vast circumpolar airstream traverses the Southern Ocean unobstructed for 2000 miles before slamming into the land with such violent persistence that the trees are warped and twisted into grotesque and occasionally beautiful shapes.


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)

(Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland)