Green senator Niall Ó Brolcháin has challenged all candidates in Galway West to a public debate on job creation.
Sen Ó Brolcháin accused the other parties of not having “a clear plan for job creation” and of “simply lifting ideas from the Green Party”.
“It is obvious that they don’t know what they are talking about and have quite blatantly poached policies,” he said. “In Galway, we have a huge opportunity to become a net exporter of renewable energy with some of the strongest waves and wind in the world.”
Sen Ó Brolcháin said he has been pushing for Galway to become the hub of renewable energy provision. “We have the expertise and we need to concentrate on Galway becoming a world leader in the field.”