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Questions over decision to underground new interconnector but not North-South project

Apr 12, 2021 15:04 By News Northern Sound
Questions over decision to underground new interconnector but not North-South project Questions over decision to underground new interconnector but not North-South project
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There's opposition to the North-South Interconnector from some locally.

Eirgrid has again been called on to underground the North-South Interconnector.

The body last week gave the go-ahead for the 50km Kildare to Meath interconnector to run underground.

It says the single 400 kilovolt underground cable was deemed the best option for the project.

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However, it has led to calls for the North-South project to also be placed underground and the decision not to has been criticised.

Eirgrid says placing the local interconnector underground isn't feasible and using pylons is the only option.

The Taoiseach last month confirmed he would order another review into the project, despite others finding using pylons was the best option.

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Sinn Féin Councillor in Carrickmacross Noel Keelan told The Wider View that Eirgrid needs to treat all areas fairly:

You can listen to Noel Keelan's full interview here.

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