We should build one and put it in D4.Every engineer in the country who is not involved with building windmills knows nuclear power is needed. Every major navy has fleets of nuclear subs and the U.S have carriers so size and containment can be engineered. Canada have had nuclear stations operating in the Toronto Subaru's for 50 years without an outbreak of 2 headed Canadians. It's purely a political decision to subsidize windmills
Now the thought of an 'open and transparent' bidding process for the building of nuclear power stations in Ireland is a fairly scary thought.But would the winning tender be based on competence or price?
They are able to charge high prices but I wouldn't trust them with nuclear waste:ESB are pretty competent.
Maybe our pols are more used to being procured.In theory we should build a small reactor. There's an obsession with size.
But the real prob is public procurement, as many of our pols haven't procured much more than a bag of chips.