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Monaghan County Council calls for an immediate government directive to stop all works on North-South interconnector

Nov 10, 2020 13:11 By News Northern Sound
Monaghan County Council calls for an immediate government directive to stop all works on North-South interconnector Monaghan County Council calls for an immediate government directive to stop all works on North-South interconnector
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Monaghan County Council has passed a motion calling for an immediate government directive to be issued to Eirgrid to stop all works on the North-

Monaghan County Council has passed a motion calling for an immediate government directive to be issued to Eirgrid to stop all works on the North-South interconnector.

The motion was brought forward by Councillor Seamus Coyle, and it states that an independent report into the technical feasibility and cost of undergrounding the interconnector must be carried out before the signing of any contracts.

However, Councillor David Maxwell warned that the councillors "are not being listened to" and said that he "cannot see how we are going to stop it going ahead".

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The North's Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon recently approved the northern section of the project which paved the way for construction to begin.

Councillor Seamus Coyle says the project will not go ahead unless there is community acceptance of it:

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