8 November 2013 No Comments by The Northern Standard

A shock claim was made by Owen Bannigan at Monday’s meeting of Monaghan Co Council that EirGrid were preparing another electricity interconnector project which could impact adversely on communities in the North Monaghan and Clones areas.

The Fine Gael representative told the meeting that included in a list of Irish energy projects currently before the EU for fast-track approval was a second north-south interconnector development being mooted by EirGrid to commence at Stanagh in Co Sligo and finish at Turleenan in Co Tyrone.

Colr Bannigan said that, because of the impediment created by the Erne system, he believed the route followed by the project could take it through parts of the North Monaghan and Clones areas.

No consultation had taken place with regard to this project, Colr Bannigan added, and he expected that it would be denied by EirGrid at this stage, but he told members that information could be obtained on the European Commission website.

There was strong condemnation at the meeting of the placement by EirGrid of traffic counters on roads in Co Monaghan in connection with its highly controversial plans for an interconnector that would involve the ….

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