Last week, I was delighted to receive an invitation to attend a special lecture by Eddie O’Connor, essentially the founder of the Irish wind energy sector. The lecture was part of the series of events around Trinity College’s 250th anniversary of the founding of its Historical Debating Society.

Eddie O’Connor’s lecture brought me up to date on the progress wind energy and the renewable energy sector has made over the last 30 years. At that stage, O’Connor was head of Bord na Móna and transformed the company. He has done the same to the world energy sector.