Filed under: Press Releases 2017

Belgium is building what Eirgrid said couldn’t be done – Tóibín

The ALEGrO Interconnector (connecting the Belgium and German electricity markets) will be similar to the North-South Interconnector in distance, capacity and function, but pivotally it will be underground. The experts in Belgium stated that undergrounding such an interconnector is both technically and financially feasible

Continue September 19, 2017

Sinn Féin fact finding mission to Brussels on North-South Interconnector yields significant findings and confirms undergrounding is both realistic and achievable

EirGrid’s attempts to scupper fruitful discussions and continued refusal to change position demands firm Government action

Continue September 19, 2017

NEPPC challenge An Bord Pleanála decision on North-South Interconnector

Judicial review lasting 6 days hears of major issues relating to the EirGrid planning application.

Continue July 30, 2017

DCCAE Terms of Reference an irresponsible charade and a damaging blow to public confidence in the democratic process

The Terms of Reference just published by the DCCAE are very damaging on two fronts: They display a complete disregard for the democratic process both inside and outside of the Dáil and Seanad. They have purposely eliminated addressing the significant impacts on the individuals and communities affected by the project.

Continue May 10, 2017

Government showing blatant disregard for democratic process in ignoring Dáil and Seanad motions

Minister Naughten’s refusal to accept FF motion on North-South interconnector will only delay project further

Continue March 13, 2017

Landowners renew their vows of unity and solidarity in support of undergrounding

Ninety five percent of landowners authorise NEPPC to continue to represent their interests in all dealings with EirGrid until 2021

Continue March 12, 2017

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