ANTI PYLON CAMPAIGNERS INVITE IFA TO MEETING OVER INTERCONNECTOR

16 February 2018 No Comments by The Northern Standard

QUERIES OVER EIRGRID’S RIGHT TO ACCESS LANDS RAISED IN DÁIL MINISTER SAYS HE WILL PUBLISH TWO REPORTS WITHOUT DELAY WHEN COMPLETED

Michael Fisher

As opponents of EirGrid’s plans for the North South interconnector prepared to meet in Lough Egish on Monday night, the Environment Minister Denis Naughten T.D. has put on the record the importance of an agreement drawn up thirty years ago between the ESB and the Irish Farmers Association regarding access to lands for the survey, construction and maintenance of overhead lines. Minister Naughten told the Dáil the long-standing practice of infrastructure providers, including electricity, had been to seek to engage with relevant stakeholders (about access to land). Responding to a number of questions from Cavan …

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