Taoiseach to travel to Brussels for European Council meeting

Taoiseach Micheál Martin will travel to Brussels today for a two-day meeting of the European Council.

EU Leaders will discuss the energy crisis and how to offset the impact of high energy costs on households and businesses.

The council will also discuss Ukraine, economic issues and the upcoming COP27 meeting in November.

Minister of State for European Affairs, Thomas Byrne, says it’s essential that Ireland has a good gas supply for electricity.

“Leaders are sitting around the table to continue working on solutions.

“We’ve already introduced a windfall tax on excess revenues that some companies are making.

“Now we want to what is the best way to ensure we have a good gas supply which is essential for Ireland’s electricity, but also to ensure that we get that at a much lower price than presently is the case.”


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