ANTI PYLON GROUPS SET TO OPPOSE EIRGRID’S INTERCONNECTOR PLAN

27 January 2018 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Campaigners say potential compensation offers to landowners are a ‘declaration of war’
Line gets planning approval in the North

Michael Fisher

The decision on Tuesday by a civil servant in Stormont to approve the northern section of the North South interconnector has made campaigners in Monaghan, Cavan and Meath even more determined to oppose EirGrid’s plans.

It doesn’t change anything, according to the County Monaghan Anti Pylon Committee and the North East Pylon Pressure Campaign. In other developments, a meeting has been arranged next Tuesday by Minister Heather Humphreys between a delegation from Monaghan County Council and the Environment Minister, Denis Naughten.

Anti pylon campaigners from Monaghan are due to meet senior Sinn Féin representatives the following day (Wednesday). As the campaign over the controversial project moved up a gear, EirGrid published details of its compensation plans….

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