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Eirgrid move to progress their interconnector plans

Oct 25, 2023 17:10 By News Northern Sound
Eirgrid move to progress their interconnector plans
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The plans have been met with opposition from local farmers, landowners and people living in the path of the power line

Eirgrid have requested a meeting with planning officals from the Cavan, Monaghan and Meath County Councils to discuss the North South Interconnector.

The cross-border project aims to run a new overhead 400 kilo-Volt power line to connect the electricty grids here with that in Northern Ireland.

So far, the plans have been met with opposition from local farmers, landowners and people living in the path of the power line with locals say they would be in favour of an underground as opposed to the overhead one proposed.

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Fianna Fáil Cavan County Councillor Clifford Kelly has kept the issue on the agenda every month.

He says Eirgrid's reuqest for a meeting will not change people's opinions on the interconnector.

"There's great anger, a lot of anger over this," Councillor Kelly told Northern Sound, "and I think Eirgrid are taking on something that they're not going to be, I personally believe, able to deliver on".

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