24 March 2018 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Michael Fisher

The Irish Farmers’ Association leadership has again stressed it will not become involved in negotiating with EirGrid over the construction of pylons for the controversial North South electricity interconnector, unless specifically asked to do so by a individual or group of farmers.

Following a meeting between the IFA President and the County Monaghan Anti Pylon Committee at the recent IFA AGM in Monaghan, representatives from the campaign had a further meeting with the IFA leadership at the Association’s headquarters in Dublin on Tuesday evening. The CMAPC Chairman Donal McDaid was accompanied by Mary Marron and Nigel Hillis.

The meeting was facilitated by the IFA Co. Monaghan Chairman, Frank Brady, who was accompanied by Kathleen Ward from Clontibret. The IFA team consisted of the President, Joe Healy, Thomas Cooney (Chair Environment and Rural…

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