Dear Mr. Greene,

I refer to your email requesting comments on Sellafield. The Irish Government is using every diplomatic, political and legal route available to bring about the safe and orderly closure of the Sellafield plant. Ireland’s concerns in respect of the continued operation of the Sellafield complex are regularly reinforced by the poor ongoing safety record at Sellafield and more recently by the serious incident at the THORP Plant in April 2005.

Yours sincerely,
CiarĂ¡n Madden
Private Secretary
pp Bryan Cahill
Department of Foreign Affairs