SINN FÉIN SAYS MINISTER NAUGHTEN ‘SLEEP-WALKING’ INTO INTERCONNECTOR CONFLICT

8 February 2018 No Comments by The Northern Standard

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EIRGRID PREPARES TO CONSULT IN CORK BUT NOT THE NORTH EAST

Michael Fisher

Sinn Féin’s Peadar Tóibín has accused EirGrid of pig-headedly forcing through a particular version of the North South interconnector (a 400kV overhead line) on the communities of Monaghan, Cavan and Meath.

The Meath West Deputy also said there was a danger of the Environment Minister Denis Naughten ‘sleepwalking’ into a situation that would be far worse than the ‘Shell to Sea’ conflict over a gas line in Mayo in 2005, when a number of protestors were jailed. Deputy Tóibín spoke in the Dáil on Tuesday about the…

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