Government need to do more to support the undergrounding of the North-South Interconnector

A local MEP says government TDs need to do more to support the undergrounding of the North-South Interconnector than just talk.

Sinn Féin MEP Matt Carthy, said words of support towards protest groups must be matched with action, instead of being close to Eirgrid.

Two long-awaited reports were published recently, which recommended the over grounding of the cross border power lines, despite objection from local landowners and farmers.

Matt Carthy said a change in government policy is needed if there’s to be change on the construction of the interconnector.