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Open Letter to Minister Naughten: North-South Interconnector dead unless its buried

Dear Minister Naughten,

Over 20 months ago a majority of elected representatives in both the Dáil and Seanad voted in favour of an independent study to properly evaluate the real impacts of the North-South interconnector on real people living in Meath, Cavan, Monaghan, Armagh and Tyrone. After all, An Bord Pleanála itself conceded that there would be’ a significant impact on the amenity and enjoyment of c.600 properties falling within 500m of the development, with consequential long term, adverse effects for the individuals and families affected” for the Republic alone.

But you and your public servants decided to wilfully ignore the democratic process and instead doctored up a set of terms of reference for a study that expressly excluded either accepting or evaluating the massive negative impacts on real people

Continue October 7, 2018

Government and EirGrid crafted study fails the taxpayer yet again

The study proves that the N-S interconnector in its current form is dead and should be buried

Continue October 7, 2018

Compensation study a joke

A so called economic study that makes absolute statements on health risks is beyond any credibility

Continue October 7, 2018

EirGrid misleading docile DCCAE on critical technical matters related to the North-South Interconnector

Statements on reliability of undergrounding a classic example of managed propaganda

Continue August 5, 2018

North-South Interconnector: Insidious, unhealthy and unacceptable cosy relationship between Department and EirGrid exposed

The facts and the truth are the victims in EirGrid control of DCCAE.

Continue August 5, 2018

Controversial North South Interconnector less likely to go Ahead – Tóibín Press Release

Sinn Féin Meath West TD has welcomed today’s Belfast Court of Appeal ruling which rejected the North’s Department of Infrastructure’s appeal over its decision to grant planning permission for a controversial waste incinerator in Hightown.

Continue July 12, 2018

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