'Dangers in almost everything we do'

"The Progressive Democrats do not believe that the nuclear option is the correct option for Ireland", writes Fiona O'Malley TD in a recent PD discussion document on Irish energy policy. Fiona O'Malley argues that wind power and potential wave power resources make the adoption of nuclear energy in Ireland unnecessary, and that the cost of developing nuclear energy here would be "disproportionately high". Twenty-nine years ago, Fiona O'Malley's father, Desmond O'Malley, made the case for nuclear power in Ireland at the 1977 Fianna Fáil ard fheis.