Now you know we haven’t gone away Minister We told you; Ministers Coveney and Naughten, that we are not going away and after a demonstration outside the Dáil from constituent members from 22 counties, you know we are not. Our protest proves that Wind Aware Ireland is, from small beginnings now a national movement. We are not dilettantes or contrarians but are instead a national movement of independent hard working citizens who believe in virtues such as dialogue, respect and protecting communities. Wind Aware Ireland is not prepared to tolerate the scenario where rural Ireland is turned into a wasteland or a sink-hole for experiments with wind-power technology. Our concerns are science based and raise real economic issues. To be clear … again … we want an energy policy that can Secure community support confidence and trust Effectively tackle the issue of climate change The current wind-power strategy is a failed political and economic experiment. This policy is an abysmal failure as it fails to do what it was set up to do. To date the 1400 turbines, built in the teeth of community resistance, has saved about 3% of our overall CO2 emissions. Some of our opponents have tried to characterise us as a basket of Deplorables. We are in fact realists. The real Deplorables are the political elite who continue to take the easy option of supporting the roll out of industrial wind in their energy policy & enable big wind developers to force these monstrosities on local landscapes solely to benefit themselves. We also intend to challenge the hypocrisy of politicians who make comforting noises to...