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How Could Electricity Supply Shortages Impact Ireland?

An uninterrupted supply of electricity is something that younger generations may take for granted. J...
Tabitha Monahan
Tabitha Monahan

2:28 PM - 26 Aug 2021



The Last Word With Matt Cooper

How Could Electricity Supply Shortages Impact Ireland?

Tabitha Monahan
Tabitha Monahan

2:28 PM - 26 Aug 2021

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An uninterrupted supply of electricity is something that younger generations may take for granted.

John Fitzgerald, economics professor and member of The Climate Change Advisory Council, says while Ireland's system has been resilient so far, it will need more investment to ensure sure the country's electricity supply isn't impacted. 

How Could Electricity Supply Shortages Impact Ireland?

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The comments come after the operators of the national electricity grid, EirGrid warned the country could be facing electricity blackouts this winter.

Brian O’Gallchor, Director of the MaREI Centre for Energy, Climate and Marine at UCC, and Professor John Fitzgerald joins The Last Word to discuss. 

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