September 22, 2022
Louise O’Reilly TD visits Belfast Harbour to discuss offshore wind energy

Sinn Féin spokesperson on Enterprise, Trade, and Employment, Louise O’Reilly TD, said she was relishing the opportunity to be part of a delegation to meet with Belfast Harbour Commissioners in Belfast to discuss how Belfast Harbour supports wind energy.

In particular, she was keen to examine and explore the skills, labour, infrastructure, and investment needed to establish a wind energy base.

Teachta O’Reilly said:

“It is a great opportunity to travel with the Oireachtas Enterprise, Trade, and Employment to Belfast Harbour to discuss the potentials of offshore wind energy.

“This is a timely visit given the National Port Study launched yesterday found that only one port in Ireland, Belfast Harbour, is properly equipped and ready for the construction and deployment of offshore wind farms.

“The construction of a wind energy base in Irish ports has the potential to massively expand our renewable energy sector as well as delivering significant local employment.

“I look forward to discussing and examining not only the skills, labour, infrastructure, and levels of investment needed to deliver a wind energy base in our ports, but also how communities can be engaged with and supported during delivery of offshore wind energy.

“Our huge offshore wind potential also affords us the opportunity to become a leader in renewables, and it is an opportunity we must seize.”

Follow us online

Latest Tweets

🌟 This is what our future looks like. Hundreds of children from schools across Belfast coming together to sing, dance, and play their instruments in our iconic Ulster Hall.

This generation deserves the earth, the moon, and the stars, and that is exactly what we must work to

Taoiseach must intervene to ensure Aer Lingus re-enter talks with IALPA – @Martin_Kenny

"It is vital now for negotiations to begin again so a resolution can be found. The government cannot stand idly by."

The Labour Party and Independents have chosen to prop up Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael in Local Councils all across the State. - @DaithiDoolan


Sinn Féin Leader @MaryLouMcDonald has extended her solidarity to Natasha O’Brien, adding: “Yesterday’s court judgement and others like it raise fundamental questions about how the government and the judicial system deal with violence against women.”

Load More