Tuesday, 20 April 2010
Energy Security: Motion.
Simon Coveney (Cork South Central, Fine Gael)
It would be great if the Minister for Finance, Deputy Lenihan, would stay to listen. I have more faith in him than in many of the other Ministers. I am very pleased to introduce a motion to the House on energy security. It is my understanding that it is the first time in my political lifetime that there has been such a motion put before the House. It is an effort to get on the political agenda an important issue which raises serious concerns about a potential future crisis that may hit the Irish economy because of its over-exposure to imported fossil fuels.