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Man on wire retains high hopes for Eirgrid

Eirgrid's pylon plans may have taken a knock, but chief executive Fintan Slye is adamant that the company is ready to move forward, writes Fearghal O'Connor.

30th March, 2014
Fintan Slye at the Eirgrid National Control Centre. Picture: Feargal Ward

A gusty wind outside is just about the only sound that intrudes upon the silent calm in Eirgrid's National Control Centre in Dublin, one of the most important rooms in the entire country.

So important is this room to the smooth running of the electricity system that an exact replica stands in a permanent state of readiness, at an undisclosed location five miles away. A huge digital screen dominates, displaying the operational state of all...

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