DISMISSIVE RESPONSE BY CLIMATE MINISTER ABOUT CONSULTATION ON INTERCONNECTOR: TULLY

5 February 2021 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Sinn Féin TD Pauline Tully has expressed her anger at the response she received from the Minister for Environment, Climate and Communication, Eamon Ryan TD to a recent Parliamentary Question she submitted on the North South Interconnector. The Cavan Monaghan Deputy told The Northern Standard: “In a parliamentary question I recently submitted to the Minister for Environment, Climate and Communication, Eamon Ryan, I requested if he would ‘establish a consultation process for the communities affected by the proposed north-south interconnector with the option of undergrounding this project… in view of the fact that the communities affected by the proposed Kildare-Meath grid upgrade are being consulted on an underground option…’ Unfortunately and disgracefully, the Minister’s response was dismissive of the difference in the way that the communities along the Kildare-Meath grid are being treated compared to the communities along the route of the North-South interconnector, arguing that the projects are ‘not comparable’, and citing the…

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