Proud day for former Limerick Mayor as son debates in Dáil 

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Limerick Green Party TD Brian Leddin with his mother and former Limerick Mayor Kathleen Leddin.

IT was a very proud occasion for former Limerick Mayor Kathleen Leddin when she visited Leinster House last week to see her son, Green Party TD Brian Leddin, speak in the Dáil.

The former mayor took the train to the capital and then travelled by bus to see her son debate Tánaiste Leo Varadkar on the development of green hydrogen economy.

During the exchange, Deputy Leddin acknowledged the security crisis across Europe and its close links with the energy crisis. He pointed out the positives of a vision for a clean energy future for Ireland and for Europe that the Tánaiste set out in the Dáil just the week before.

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar agreed with Deputy Leddin that a whole of government approach will be needed to tap into this enormous opportunity that the renewable energy generation presents for the west coast and the Midwest region.

Deputy Leddin welcomed Tánaiste’s plans to set up a cross-government task force to deal with offshore wind and green hydrogen. The taskforce will be led by Minister Eamon Ryan’s Department of Environment, Climate and Communications, with both the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment, and the IDA also involved.

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After sitting in on the exchange, Mrs Leddin was given a tour of Leinster House during which she met some familiar faces from her times as a local councillor and Mayor of Limerick.