Conservative MEP Welcomes EU Court Ruling Against Ireland In Sellafield Case

The European Court of Justice has found that Ireland broke EU law by taking a case to a United Nations tribunal in an effort to get Britain to close the Sellafield nuclear fuel plant.

The EU Commission said that Ireland should not have complained to the UN tribunal because the dispute concerned mainly EU agreements and that member states, including Ireland, must use the EU's legal framework to settle disputes.

Sir Robert Atkins, MEP and Deputy Leader of the Conservative Delegation in the European Parliament said:

"The unrelenting hostility of the Irish against Sellafield needs to be put into context. If they believe that they have a justifiable case then they must pursue it through the proper channels."

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