Majority of those in rural Ireland in favour of wind farms in their area

A new survey for Wind Energy Ireland found very few residents were opposed to the renewable energy

Just 11 per cent of rural respondents said they would be opposed to local wind farms. Picture: Getty

More than half of people in rural Ireland would be in favour of a wind farm locally, a new survey has found.

The survey, which was carried out for Wind Energy Ireland by Interactions Research, polled a representative sample of 1,017 Irish adults together with a supplementary booster sample of 201 rural dwellers. It was carried out between 23 November and 8 December 2022.

It found 56 per cent of rural residents would tend to ...