Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications Eamon Ryan: “If Ireland was to realise its potential to generate 35 GW of offshore wind energy, it would have to work out how it is stored, shipped and used. “This is the industrial development question of our time,” he said. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

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A road covered by a landslide in Derrybrien, Co Galway, in 2003. The wind farm was built without an Environmental Impact Assessment. File photograph: Joe Shaughnessy/The Irish Times

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