Taoiseach wants to exploit the wind energy potential of the Atlantic

The Taoiseach says the development of wind energy off the Atlantic coast holds huge potential for developing the Irish economy.

Speaking in Brussels, Enda Kenny said plans are well advanced to launch an integrated marine strategy to take full advantage of Ireland's off-shore resources.

It's an initiative which will be watched closely, both in terms of where infrastructure will be located, and what opportunities exist for facilities such as Killybegs port and Donegal Airport to win transport and servicing contracts.

Enda Kenny is hopeful that EU President Manuel Barrosso will launch the new marine initiative before next June........