Wednesday April 8, 2020

Power line report to put pressure on FG Meath trio

The plan for a 140km North-South interconnector from Meath to Tyrone has provoked considerable opposition from local communities

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

@obraonain
2nd October, 2018
Report comes out against undergrounding of power line. Pic: RollingNews.ie

Last year, the government agreed to commission another study into the feasibility of putting the line underground on foot of a Dáil motion.

But the report, submitted to Minister for Climate Action and Environment Denis Naughten, has found against this for technical and cost reasons. He brought a memo on the report to cabinet today.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar referred indirectly to the interconnector in New York last week when he emphasised the importance...

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