INTERCONNECTOR LIKELY TO BE AN ELECTION ISSUE

17 January 2020 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Carthy calls on FF to lobby sdlp to stop overhead power lines

Michael Fisher

Sinn Féin MEP Matt Carthy has called on Fianna Fáil to use their influence with their sister-party in the North, the SDLP, to ensure the North/South Interconnector project is halted. In the North, the Department of Infrastructure approved planning permission for the project in January 2018 but due to the fact that there was no Minister in office at the time to officially approve the permission, the project has been stalled in legal argument since.

On Saturday, the SDLP’s North Belfast MLA Nichola Mallon, was appointed Minister for Infrastructure when the Northern Assembly was reconvened. Monaghan MEP Carthy says it is clear that the path to the successful resolution of the North South Interconnector impasse will require political…

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