ANTI-PYLON GROUPS EXPLAIN CONCERNS OVER INTERCONNECTOR TO MINISTER

10 February 2017 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Michael Fisher

Anti-pylon groups from Monaghan and Meath explained their continuing concerns about the proposed EirGrid North/South interconnector to the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Denis Naughten T.D. at a meeting in the Dáil yesterday morning (Wednesday). But after a two hour engagement there was disappointment the Minister was unable to give them a favourable response about putting the line underground.

  Minister Naughten ruled out another review of the proposed infrastructure and told them that EirGrid had received planning permission for the line, according to Nigel Hillis of the County Monaghan Anti-Pylon Committee. Mr Hillis said that following a presentation by Padraig O’Reilly of the North East Pylon Pressure group, the Minister had asked that further information should be provided about the costings for an underground link.

  Mr O’Reilly had quoted the example of a …
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