CAMPAIGNERS CALL FOR EIRGRID TO HALT WORK ON INTERCONNECTOR AFTER COURT DECISION IN BELFAST

15 February 2019 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Michael Fisher

Plans for the North South electricity interconnector which has proved controversial over the past twelve years could be further delayed following the outcome of a court case in Belfast regarding the northern section of the line in County Armagh.

It represented a victory for up to 6,000 people who own land or live along the proposed route of the 100 pylons and 400kV high voltage line in the north, the route of which from a new substation at The Moy in Co. Tyrone would cross into Co. Monaghan at Derrynoose near Keady.

The case was conceded at the High Court last Friday on the basis that the North-South interconnector wrongly received the go-ahead in the absence of a minister in Northern Ireland. Counsel for the Department for Infrastructure asked a judge…

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