CO COUNCIL MEETING WITH EIRGRID CHIEF EXECUTIVE CONFIRMED FOR APRIL

7 March 2020 No Comments by The Northern Standard

It was confirmed at Monday’s meeting of Monaghan Co Council that the local authority will meet with the Chief Executive of EirGrid, Mark Foley, at its monthly meeting on Monday April 6.

Mr Foley has requested to meet with the Co Council to discuss EirGrid’s recently published Group Company Strategy, but the engagement is likely to focus predominantly on the controversial northsouth electricity interconnector project.

Also at Monday’s meeting, correspondence was received from Cavan/Monaghan TDs Brendan Smith and Matt Carthy indicating their support for the campaign to have the interconnector infrastructure undergrounded.

Deputy Smith of Fianna Fáil expressed his “total opposition to the placing of the transmission cables for the proposed north-south interconnector overground”, adding: “I believe that if this project is to proceed then the transmission cables…

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