The new Government has reaffirmed long-standing positions on energy policy and announced some fresh ones. There will be no reliance on nuclear power generation in Ireland, the electricity interconnector to France will go ahead, while the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) importation terminal near Ballylongford in north Kerry will not be permitted. No more exploration licences for oil or gas will be issued.

If the wind blows from the southeast, Ireland should fear a nuclear malfunction in France with or without an interconnector