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,
Ciarán Madden
Private Secretary
pp Bryan Cahill
Department of Foreign Affairs

Pat Rabbitte T.D. Labour Party Leader says.

“Well done on the site, its a great way to draw attention to the issue. We continue to press for the closure of Sellafield and our spokesperson on Nuclear Safety, Emmet Stagg T.D., will be stepping up our campaign in the coming months with my full support.”

I have solicited comment – reaction and statements here to this blog (Friday 5/1/2007 8pm) from various people in the public eye, artists poets singers politicians etc.

I will post the replies here… if you feel like commenting hit the comments link…. or email info AT

2. hot on John’s heals Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government Dick Roche TD.

“Are you not following the news? I have been campaigning for its closure for years. Dick”

1. first & fast off the mark was John Gormley TD
Congratulations on your web site. The Green Party was the first political
party to call for the closure of Sellafield. This demand will be a key one
in our forthcoming election manifesto. Keep up the good work.Regards
john g
Green Party Chairman