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MINISTER RYAN SAYS INTERCONNECTOR REVIEW TEAM WILL BE APPOINTED SHORTLY

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11 Jun 2021 Comments Off on MINISTER RYAN SAYS INTERCONNECTOR REVIEW TEAM WILL BE APPOINTED SHORTLY
MINISTER RYAN SAYS INTERCONNECTOR REVIEW TEAM WILL BE APPOINTED SHORTLY

Michael Fisher During a Dáil session last week, Sinn Féin Deputy for Meath East, Darren O’Rourke, once again tackled the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications, Eamon Ryan, about the North South interconnector. He asked him when the recently announced review of the project would be published (a review of previous reports by international experts that backed the rationale for EirGrid’s plan to construct the high voltage electricity line with 400 pylons as an overhead line). Minister Ryan told him the aim was to complete the review as quickly ...

‘DAY OF RECKONING’ WILL COME OVER INTERCONNECTOR INFRASTRUCTURE, NEPPC SAYS

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4 Jun 2021 Comments Off on ‘DAY OF RECKONING’ WILL COME OVER INTERCONNECTOR INFRASTRUCTURE, NEPPC SAYS
‘DAY OF RECKONING’ WILL COME OVER INTERCONNECTOR INFRASTRUCTURE, NEPPC SAYS

Michael Fisher A lobby group opposed to EirGrid’s plans for a high voltage electricity line across five counties from Meath to Tyrone, including Monaghan, has told the Minister for Climate Eamon Ryan TD the ‘day of reckoning’ will come over the North South interconnector. The North East Pylon Pressure Campaign that represents hundreds of landowners along part of the route who want the infrastructure put underground says the proposed overhead line and 400 pylons will never be accepted by the communities affected. It says their views have been airbrushed out ...

EIRGRID ACCUSED OF “RECKLESS RISK” IN PROCEEDING WITH INTERCONNECTOR PROJECT

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20 May 2021 Comments Off on EIRGRID ACCUSED OF “RECKLESS RISK” IN PROCEEDING WITH INTERCONNECTOR PROJECT
EIRGRID ACCUSED OF “RECKLESS RISK” IN PROCEEDING WITH INTERCONNECTOR PROJECT

EirGrid was accused at Monday’s meeting of Monaghan Co Council by Sinn Féin’s Pat Treanor of exhibiting “reckless risk” in pressing ahead with plans to construct its north-south interconnector project while a legal challenge to the development in Northern Ireland was pending and public opposition to the overgrounding of the interconnector remained unremitting. The Council’s monthly discussion of the interconnector issue again saw political tensions rise to the surface between the Sinn Féin councillors and those of Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael after Fianna Fáil’s Seamus Coyle accused Sinn Féin ...

EIRGRID CHIEF SAYS THEY CAN’T USE UNDERGROUND CABLE FOR NORTH-SOUTH GRID INTERCONNECTOR

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7 May 2021 Comments Off on EIRGRID CHIEF SAYS THEY CAN’T USE UNDERGROUND CABLE FOR NORTH-SOUTH GRID INTERCONNECTOR
EIRGRID CHIEF SAYS THEY CAN’T USE UNDERGROUND CABLE FOR NORTH-SOUTH GRID INTERCONNECTOR

Michael Fisher EirGrid’s Chief Executive Mark Foley appeared online before the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Climate last week, six days after he had briefed Councillors in Monaghan on the North South interconnector. The main reason for his appearance was once again to outline the company’s public consultation on “Shaping our Electricity Future.” However when he had finished his prepared statement, the Committee Chair Green Party Deputy Brian Leddin from Limerick was quick to put the first question to Mr Foley concerning the North South interconnector, which he described as “a ...

EIRGRID SAYS NO ALTERNATIVE TO OVERHEAD LINE…

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23 Apr 2021 Comments Off on EIRGRID SAYS NO ALTERNATIVE TO OVERHEAD LINE…
EIRGRID SAYS NO ALTERNATIVE TO OVERHEAD LINE…

But Chief Executive will meet anti-pylon campaigners over north south interconnector Michael Fisher EirGrid boss Mark Foley has said there is no viable alternative to constructing the planned North South interconnector as an overhead high voltage line with 400 pylons. Speaking to Monaghan Councillors after making an online presentation about the company’s future plans for the grid to meet targets for renewable energy, he spelt out the reasons why an underground cable would not be possible because of the length involved. He also explained that the interconnector running from Meath through ...

FIANNA FÁIL COUNCILLORS CAMPAIGN TO GET ALL WORK ON EIRGRID’S INTERCONNECTOR STOPPED

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18 Dec 2020 Comments Off on FIANNA FÁIL COUNCILLORS CAMPAIGN TO GET ALL WORK ON EIRGRID’S INTERCONNECTOR STOPPED
FIANNA FÁIL COUNCILLORS CAMPAIGN TO GET ALL WORK ON EIRGRID’S INTERCONNECTOR STOPPED

Members of Three Councils Say ‘No Pylons’ Michael Fisher Three Fianna Fáil Councillors from Monaghan, Cavan, and Meath have joined together to call on the government to direct EirGrid to cease all works immediately on the proposed North-South interconnector. They are calling for the full implementation of the Fianna Fáil motion of Feburary 2017 as adopted by Dáil and Seanad Éireann to commission an independent report incorporating international industry expertise to examine the technical feasibility and cost of undergrounding the planned 400kV high voltage overhead line with over 400 pylons. The ...

THE NORTH-SOUTH INTERCONNECTOR PROJECT WAS STILL “CRITICALLY NEEDED”

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11 Sep 2020 Comments Off on THE NORTH-SOUTH INTERCONNECTOR PROJECT WAS STILL “CRITICALLY NEEDED”
THE NORTH-SOUTH INTERCONNECTOR PROJECT WAS STILL “CRITICALLY NEEDED”

The North-South interconnector project was still “critically needed” to ensure security of electricity supply in both jurisdictions on the island, EirGrid Chief Executive Mark Foley said this week. Mr Foley made the comment in a media release from EirGrid and their counterpart grid operator in Northern Ireland, SONI, on their joint All-Island GCS or Generator Capacity Statement in which they make the case that electricity demand across the island of Ireland is “continuing to grow”. They said the report examined the likely balance between electricity demand and supply during the ...

EIRGRID TACKLING CLIMATE CHANGE

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15 Nov 2019 Comments Off on EIRGRID TACKLING CLIMATE CHANGE
EIRGRID TACKLING CLIMATE CHANGE

Michael Fisher As the national debate continues on ways of tackling the major problem of climate change, EirGrid is continuing to promote the development of wind energy as it seeks to develop an increasingly carbon- free electricity system over the next twenty years (see page 30). The government has also appointed a new Chairman to the semi-state company. Brendan Tuohy is a former senior civil servant who headed the Department responsible for energy policy. He has recently been a non-executive director of an Irish company that installs wind turbines on ...

NEPPC SAY SHUT THE GATES AND STAND UP TO EIRGRID

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4 Oct 2019 Comments Off on NEPPC SAY SHUT THE GATES AND STAND UP TO EIRGRID
NEPPC SAY SHUT THE GATES AND STAND UP TO EIRGRID

Michael Fisher The North East Pylon Pressure Campaign has said the time has come for landowners to shut the gates and stand up to the propaganda of EirGrid about the proposed North South interconnector. A statement said: “Do not be fooled by shameful EirGrid and ESB propaganda.” It referred to a recent article in the Farming Independent which the NEPPC claimed highlighted how low the state company was sinking in order to intimidate landowners by twisting the facts relating to the interconnector. “The EirGrid Public Relations statements paint the picture ...

EIRGRID “PROPAGANDA” DRAWS ROBUST RESPONSE FROM CO MONAGHAN ANTI-PYLON COMMITTEE

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6 Sep 2019 Comments Off on EIRGRID “PROPAGANDA” DRAWS ROBUST RESPONSE FROM CO MONAGHAN ANTI-PYLON COMMITTEE
EIRGRID “PROPAGANDA” DRAWS ROBUST RESPONSE FROM CO MONAGHAN ANTI-PYLON COMMITTEE

A two-page advertisement by EirGrid in the August 29 edition of the Northern Standard giving updates on the state of progress of its controversial north-south electricity interconnector project, and rationale for its need, has been decried as “propaganda” by the Co Monaghan Anti-Pylon Committee. The committee, representative of landowners affected by the development and campaigners for the project to be realised using undergrounded infrastructure, issued the following statement to the Northern Standard in which they take issue with several aspects of the content of the EirGrid promotional and information material: It ...