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# eirgrid - Thursday 26 February, 2015

4-goal Laois hit form to set up showdown with All-Ireland champions
# Goal Fest
From The42
# Goal Fest

4-goal Laois hit form to set up showdown with All-Ireland champions

Feb 26th 2015, 7:27 AM 11,376 Views 4 Comments

Victories also for Louth and Longford tonight in the Leinster U21 football championship.

# eirgrid - Saturday 6 December, 2014

Eirgrid promises to be more 'community-focused'
# Pylons
# Pylons

Eirgrid promises to be more 'community-focused'

Dec 6th 2014, 12:17 PM 5,430 Views 40 Comments

The semi-state body wants to develop stronger relationships with stakeholders.

# eirgrid - Wednesday 26 November, 2014

Government: Fianna Fáil is wrong, new state board rules WILL apply to Irish Water
# Appointments
# Appointments

Government: Fianna Fáil is wrong, new state board rules WILL apply to Irish Water

Nov 26th 2014, 6:00 PM 11,285 Views 60 Comments

The Department of Public Expenditure denied there was a loophole in the new guidelines.

# eirgrid - Sunday 5 October, 2014

Underground or overground cables? No decision yet, but campaigners haven't gone away

Underground or overground cables? No decision yet, but campaigners haven't gone away

Oct 5th 2014, 7:45 AM 6,099 Views 42 Comments

The expert group is not expected to give their opinion until next year.

# eirgrid - Friday 27 June, 2014

Eirgrid identifying underground cable route from Cork to Kildare
# Electricity
# Electricity

Eirgrid identifying underground cable route from Cork to Kildare

Jun 27th 2014, 4:45 PM 6,758 Views 14 Comments

Earlier this week, Eirgrid announced the underground route option for the Grid West project.

# eirgrid - Monday 23 June, 2014

Eirgrid to examine putting electrical wires underground
# Down To The Wire
# Down To The Wire

Eirgrid to examine putting electrical wires underground

Jun 23rd 2014, 10:04 PM 13,124 Views 129 Comments

The plan will mean no pylons on a stretch of the Grid West project.

# eirgrid - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

These protesters are calling for an end to 'pylon and wind farm lunacy'
# Voxpop
# Voxpop

These protesters are calling for an end to 'pylon and wind farm lunacy'

Apr 15th 2014, 2:04 PM 10,525 Views 163 Comments

More than 3,000 are attending a demonstration organised by Wind Aware Ireland.

# eirgrid - Thursday 27 March, 2014

There is a low-cost alternative to Grid25 pylon project, finds new report
# Energy
# Energy

There is a low-cost alternative to Grid25 pylon project, finds new report

Mar 27th 2014, 7:34 PM 11,084 Views 69 Comments

ReThink Pylons is calling again on the Irish Government to re-examine its energy policy and Grid25 projects.

# eirgrid - Sunday 23 February, 2014

These five graphs dig into the figures behind wind energy in Ireland
# Turbines
# Turbines

These five graphs dig into the figures behind wind energy in Ireland

Feb 23rd 2014, 8:45 AM 28,691 Views 276 Comments

Figures show that wind power generation did not meet forecast electricity generator 58 per cent of the time over the past five years.

# eirgrid - Thursday 20 February, 2014

Column: Politics and sound economic decisions don't mix, as our energy policy shows
# Power Trip
# Power Trip

Column: Politics and sound economic decisions don't mix, as our energy policy shows

Feb 20th 2014, 1:09 PM 49 Views 74 Comments

Ireland’s economic future is in our hands once again, let’s learn from the past and not mess it up with an unworkable energy policy, writes Steven O’Hanlon.

Eirgrid plan could destabilise Ireland's electrical network says new report
# Shocking Findings
# Shocking Findings

Eirgrid plan could destabilise Ireland's electrical network says new report

Feb 20th 2014, 7:30 AM 9,586 Views 87 Comments

The report says that the Grid25 plan is “without a solid foundation”.

# eirgrid - Tuesday 4 February, 2014

EU report fails to find conclusive evidence linking pylons with health risks
# Pylons
# Pylons

EU report fails to find conclusive evidence linking pylons with health risks

Feb 4th 2014, 12:06 PM 11,585 Views 86 Comments

The report states that more research is needed to enable draw any conclusion into possible health risks.

# eirgrid - Friday 31 January, 2014

Labour senator slams Rabbitte's 'arrogant disdain and contempt' over pylon review
# Pylon The Pressure
# Pylon The Pressure

Labour senator slams Rabbitte's 'arrogant disdain and contempt' over pylon review

Jan 31st 2014, 10:24 AM 6,370 Views 91 Comments

John Whelan’s comments come ahead of Pat Rabbitte’s meeting with the chair of the independent commission examining the controversial pylons project.

# eirgrid - Wednesday 29 January, 2014

Rabbitte wants to reassure you about this part of the pylon study
# Crossed Wires
# Crossed Wires

Rabbitte wants to reassure you about this part of the pylon study

Jan 29th 2014, 7:57 PM 6,236 Views 61 Comments

Fianna Fáil is demanding that the North-South Interconnector be included in an Eirgrid Pylon review – here’s how the situation is being resolved.

Homes within 50m of Eirgrid pylons will be considered for compensation
# Too Close To Home
# Too Close To Home

Homes within 50m of Eirgrid pylons will be considered for compensation

Jan 29th 2014, 9:23 AM 9,369 Views 73 Comments

Sean Conlon TD said the Taoiseach told him last night the North South Interconnector would be reviewed by the independent panel.

# eirgrid - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

Could controversial power lines go underground? The government wants to find out
# Pylons
# Pylons

Could controversial power lines go underground? The government wants to find out

Jan 28th 2014, 4:40 PM 6,927 Views 32 Comments

Pat Rabbitte announced that an independent commission will examine the possibility of putting high-voltage power lines underground instead of on large pylons.

# eirgrid - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

# eirgrid - Saturday 18 January, 2014

Explainer: What’s happening with electricity pylons and why is it such a big issue?
# Pylons
# Pylons

Explainer: What’s happening with electricity pylons and why is it such a big issue?

Jan 18th 2014, 8:15 AM 20,346 Views 52 Comments

Heard a lot about pylons in recent weeks, but not sure what it’s all about. Here’s Eirgrid’s projects explained.

Eirgrid says it will still accept pylon submissions, despite passing of deadline
# Grid Link
# Grid Link

Eirgrid says it will still accept pylon submissions, despite passing of deadline

Jan 18th 2014, 7:00 AM 3,993 Views 13 Comments

If you missed the 7 January deadline but still have concerns, Eirgrid will add your submission to the pile of 35,000 already received.

# eirgrid - Wednesday 15 January, 2014

Column: The people should have a say in planning Ireland's energy grid
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The people should have a say in planning Ireland's energy grid

Jan 15th 2014, 7:30 PM 92 Views 53 Comments

Rebuilding the grid will take more than a decade and we are still at the start. Now is the time to change the process from an adversarial one to a truly participative project developed in the public interest, writes Ossian Smyth.

Engineers say EirGrid project will be 'key to economic prosperity'
# FDI
# FDI

Engineers say EirGrid project will be 'key to economic prosperity'

Jan 15th 2014, 10:43 AM 7,241 Views 84 Comments

EirGrid know what they’re doing and have ‘some of the best engineers in the world’ working with them, Engineers Ireland has said.

# eirgrid - Thursday 9 January, 2014

Phil Prendergast: 8 reasons why pylons should not go ahead
# Opinion
# Opinion

Phil Prendergast: 8 reasons why pylons should not go ahead

Jan 9th 2014, 11:30 PM 1,997 Views 124 Comments

MEP outlines her arguments for opposing Eirgrid’s Gridlink infrastructure plan, which would see giant pylons across rural areas.

Tourism factors were not considered in grid route selection say Fáilte Ireland
# Pylons
# Pylons

Tourism factors were not considered in grid route selection say Fáilte Ireland

Jan 9th 2014, 5:13 PM 7,912 Views 43 Comments

A submission to Grid Link claims that these factors were “insufficiently developed in the analysis”.

# eirgrid - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

MEP looks to tackle government's pylon 'myths' as Coveney acknowledges 'genuine concerns'
# Pylon On The Pressure
# Pylon On The Pressure

MEP looks to tackle government's pylon 'myths' as Coveney acknowledges 'genuine concerns'

Jan 8th 2014, 2:40 PM 7,285 Views 43 Comments

The pylons controversy rumbles on…

Eirgrid receives thousands of submissions on pylon project
# Pylons
# Pylons

Eirgrid receives thousands of submissions on pylon project

Jan 8th 2014, 9:04 AM 6,425 Views 54 Comments

Minister Pat Rabbitte is expected to meet with the board and senior management of Eirgrid later this week.

# eirgrid - Tuesday 7 January, 2014

Planning process criticised as Government publishes details of public consultation
# Planning
# Planning

Planning process criticised as Government publishes details of public consultation

Jan 7th 2014, 4:40 PM 6,839 Views 15 Comments

Ireland has submitted its first report on the implementation of the Aarhus Convention which ensures public participation in environmental planning.

'Gaffe in the Gulf': Backbenchers criticise Taoiseach over linking pylons and emigration
# Eirgrid
# Eirgrid

'Gaffe in the Gulf': Backbenchers criticise Taoiseach over linking pylons and emigration

Jan 7th 2014, 1:33 PM 13,699 Views 108 Comments

One of Enda Kenny’s own backbenchers has said the Taoiseach’s comments, linking construction of overhead pylons to emigration of young people, are “unfortunate”.

Putting electricity cables underground will add 3% to electricity bills over the next 50 years, says Rabbitte
# Deadline
# Deadline

Putting electricity cables underground will add 3% to electricity bills over the next 50 years, says Rabbitte

Jan 7th 2014, 8:52 AM 10,093 Views 117 Comments

The deadline for submissions on this third round of public consultation conducted by Eirgrid is 5pm today.

# eirgrid - Monday 6 January, 2014

Deadline for submissions on Eirgrid's Gridlink project closes tomorrow
# Pylons
# Pylons

Deadline for submissions on Eirgrid's Gridlink project closes tomorrow

Jan 6th 2014, 11:31 AM 6,125 Views 42 Comments

Opposition groups were out protesting against pylon developments yesterday.

Poll: Are you concerned about plans to build more electricity pylons?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you concerned about plans to build more electricity pylons?

Jan 6th 2014, 9:22 AM 11,690 Views 137 Comments

Plans have been criticised by people living in the areas concerned but Eirgrid and the government say the pylons are needed. What do you think?

# eirgrid - Monday 16 December, 2013

Christmas lights are no longer causing a spike in electricity consumption
# LEDs
# LEDs

Christmas lights are no longer causing a spike in electricity consumption

Dec 16th 2013, 7:30 AM 18,263 Views 23 Comments

According to lighting manufacturers, it’s due to the increase in the numbers of LED lights being used.

# eirgrid - Wednesday 11 December, 2013

'They were whipped into line': Committee backs appointment of Eirgrid chairman
# Eirgrid
# Eirgrid

'They were whipped into line': Committee backs appointment of Eirgrid chairman

Dec 11th 2013, 11:20 AM 5,959 Views 15 Comments

Despite raising concerns about the appointment of John O’Connor last week, government members of the Transport and Communications committee backed his appointment today.

# eirgrid - Wednesday 4 December, 2013

Committee will be asked to reject appointment of John O'Connor as Eirgrid chairman
# Eirgrid
# Eirgrid

Committee will be asked to reject appointment of John O'Connor as Eirgrid chairman

Dec 4th 2013, 12:03 PM 7,073 Views 22 Comments

After government TDs and Senators declined to support O’Connor yesterday they will now be asked to formally reject his appointment next week.

Eirgrid CEO: I'd have no issue living next to a pylon - I know it's completely safe
# Eirgrid
# Eirgrid

Eirgrid CEO: I'd have no issue living next to a pylon - I know it's completely safe

Dec 4th 2013, 11:33 AM 8,913 Views 93 Comments

The CEO was grilled by an Oireachtas committee this morning, one day after the incoming chairman of the company admitted he did not want to live beside a pylon.

# eirgrid - Tuesday 3 December, 2013

Rabbitte: 'There must be meaningful engagement with the public over Eirgrid plans'
# Eirgrid
# Eirgrid

Rabbitte: 'There must be meaningful engagement with the public over Eirgrid plans'

Dec 3rd 2013, 10:13 PM 6,294 Views 21 Comments

Minister Pat Rabbitte said tonight that it is the Government’s policy to deliver infrastructure in the most “cost efficient and timely way possible”.

'I wouldn't like to live close to a pylon, but who would?' - Incoming Eirgrid chair
# Pylons
# Pylons

'I wouldn't like to live close to a pylon, but who would?' - Incoming Eirgrid chair

Dec 3rd 2013, 12:45 PM 14,407 Views 86 Comments

John O’Connor also “refuted emphatically” that he would have a conflict of interest in his new position having previously been the chairman of An Bord Pleanála.

Incoming Eirgrid chairman faces TDs and Senators amid ongoing pylons controversy
# Eirgrid
# Eirgrid

Incoming Eirgrid chairman faces TDs and Senators amid ongoing pylons controversy

Dec 3rd 2013, 11:11 AM 6,000 Views 42 Comments

One senator has already said he will oppose the appointment of John O’Connor as the chairman of the the body responsible for the development and maintenance of the State’s electricity grid.

# eirgrid - Friday 15 November, 2013

'A gross error of judgement': Labour senator has "no confidence" in Rabbitte after Eirgrid appointment
# Labour Pains
# Labour Pains

'A gross error of judgement': Labour senator has "no confidence" in Rabbitte after Eirgrid appointment

Nov 15th 2013, 6:15 AM 13,410 Views 41 Comments

John Whelan’s criticism of Pat Rabbitte follows the appointment of John O’Connor as chairman of Eirgrid.

# eirgrid - Tuesday 12 November, 2013

Rabbitte: ‘I want Eirgrid to do everything it can to secure community acceptance’
# Electricity Supply
# Electricity Supply

Rabbitte: ‘I want Eirgrid to do everything it can to secure community acceptance’

Nov 12th 2013, 8:01 PM 7,674 Views 50 Comments

There have been protests recently opposing EirGrid’s plans to upgrade the transmission network though overhead pylons.