CHALLENGE TO EIRGRID INTERCONNECTOR REJECTED BY HIGH COURT

25 August 2017 No Comments by The Northern Standard

The High Court has rejected a challenge taken against the An Bord Pleanála decision to grant planning permission to EirGrid to construct their controversial North-South electricity interconnector project through the use of overhead power lines.

The project, which has an estimated cost of €280 million, is intended to link the electricity grids of the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. In his judgment, Mr Justice Max Barrett stated there was no lawful reason why the project should not proceed as planned.

The NEPP or North East Pylon Pressure campaign group took the High Court challenge following An Bord Pleanála’s decision to allow EirGrid to build their electricity line through the construction of 300 pylons between Meath and Monaghan. The Co Monaghan Anti-Pylon Committee reacted…

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