EIRGRID PUSH AHEAD WITH INTERCONNECTOR PROJECT WHILE PANDEMIC RESTRICTIONS IN PLACE

29 May 2020 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Michael Fisher

EirGrid has made clear its intention to push forward with its controversial plan for the North South interconnector, which is still awaiting planning permission in Northern Ireland. A statement sent to The Northern Standard by the company said its agricultural liaison team remained available at the Carrickmacross office to answer questions on the multi million Euro scheme. EirGrid is continuing to work on the North South Interconnector project as a key element of its grid development programme, a company spokesman said. He added that: “We’re always keen to hear feedback and answer questions on our grid development projects.”

TOTAL RESISTANCE BY LANDOWNERS
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