Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny goes on board the Greenpeace ship the Rainbow Warrior.

Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny has called on the government to declare immediate and unconditional war on the British nuclear industry.

Speaking on board the Greenpeace ship the Rainbow Warrior in Dublin, Mr Kenny claimed that British Nuclear Fuels could not be trusted to ensure the safety of the Sellafield Nuclear Power Plant from the possibility of a terrorist attack. 

The Greenpeace ship the Rainbow Warrior was in Dublin port to highlight the arrival to the Irish Sea in the coming weeks of a shipment of plutonium on route from Japan to Sellafield. The Rainbow Warrior will be joined by other boats to shadow the shipment to make sure that it does not enter Irish waters. Enda Kenny said that this shipment highlighted issues for Ireland posed by Sellafield. 

It poses a very clear danger to this country and to the population of this country.

Mr Kenny also criticises the government for promising to fight for the closure of Sellafield five years ago and yet nothing has happened. He wants the Irish government to declare unconditional war on the British nuclear industry.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 3 September 2002. The reporter is David McCullagh.