PRESSURE MOUNTING ON CAVAN – MONAGHAN TDS TO MATCH INTERCONNECTOR PROMISES WITH ACTIONS

12 November 2020 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Peter Hughes

Campaigners for the undergrounding of the EirGrid North-South electricity interconnector project wanted to see action from cavan monaghan’s tds to match the promises they had made in relation to the controversial development, Sinn féin councillor Noel Keelan told monday’s meeting of monaghan county council.

“There has been concern of late that some Oireachtas members have gone underground and not the interconnector,” Councillor Keelan commented, adding that this had been said to him some concerned residents along the proposed route of the project. The meeting adopted a proposal from Seamus Coyle (Fianna Fáil) requesting that Monaghan Co Council demanded of An Taoiseach Micheál Martin TD, Tánaiste Leo Varadkar TD, Minister for Environment, Climate and Communications Eamon Ryan TD, all government Ministers, and the Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and Green Party Oireachtas members, to have issued an immediate government directive to EirGrid to stop…

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