30 Apr 2018, 15.36

The Joint Committee on Housing, Planning and Local Government will meet tomorrow at 12pm in Committee Room 1, Leinster House.

The Committee will discuss the Hinkley Point C Nuclear Power Plant.

The following witnesses will address the Committee:

• Emeritus Prof. John Sweeney;
• Emeritus Prof. Stephen Thomas;
• Ms. Attracta Uí Bhroin, Irish Environmental Network.

Committee Chair, Maria Bailey TD, said today, “Hinkley Point, on the Somerset coast, is to be the location of the proposed Hinkley Point C Nuclear Power Plant. There are those who argue that nuclear power is becoming increasingly obsolete, rendering the new plant outdated before it is even completed. Under the terms of an EU Directive, assessments are made on certain public and private projects on the environment. Member States within the EU have to engage in transboundary public consultation. The Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government has responsibility for this consultation in Ireland and as such, the Committee will be examining the planning implications of the proposed plant.”

Committee proceedings can be viewed live here

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Committee membership

Deputies

Fine Gael

Fianna Fáil

Solidarity - People Before Profit

Independent

Fianna Fáil

Sinn Féin

Fine Gael

Senators

Independent

Fine Gael

Green Party