CAMPAIGNERS SEEK INDEPENDENT INTERCONNECTOR INQUIRY FOLLOWING MINISTER NAUGHTEN’S RESIGNATION

19 October 2018 No Comments by The Northern Standard

New Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Richard Bruton TD is facing immediate calls to commission an independent inquiry into the EirGrid north-south electricity interconnector development.

Mr Bruton inherited the portfolio following last week’s resignation of Denis Naughten TD after details emerged of private dinners he attended with one of the leading bidders for the National Broadband Plan contract. Those opposed to the EirGrid development will be watching Mr Bruton’s public statements closely for signs of a more flexible attitude than the doctrinaire one struck by Minister Naughten in relation to the…

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