Power struggle

Those protesting Eirgrid's plan to cover the country with wind farms may have won this round, but rural Ireland isn't safe yet, writes Tom McGurk.

20th April, 2014
What has fuelled the deepening rural anger is the way in which communities have been treated when they have questioned what is happening to where they live.

They came in their thousands to the Dail last Tuesday, eventually filling all of Molesworth Street and spilling out onto Dawson Street. They had come from as far away as West Kerry, Mayo, Tyrone and Donegal. Some had climbed into buses at six that morning with their protest banners, their effigies and their drums. Rural Ireland's anti-onshore wind farm and anti-pylon army was on the march

Eighteen months ago in this paper I wrote the...

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