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# Pylons

Last year
2022
# High Court
ESB takes court action to fight release of transcript in pylon CPO compensation case
The ESB had been ordered to release a transcript of negotiations for compensation previously.
All time
# Pylons
Regina Doherty has 'absolutely no confidence' North-South interconnector will happen
The minister said Brexit is “the biggest obstacle” facing the proposed energy project.
# Pylons
Government says overground option for North-South interconnector will go ahead as planned
The Minister for Communications confirmed that the interconnector would be constructed even in the event of a hard Brexit.
# N-S Interconnector
Controversial electricity pylon plan takes big leap forward but some people aren't happy
The plan would link electricity stations in Meath and Tyrone.
# factcheck
FactCheck: Is Regina Doherty right to say she didn't support the use of civil disobedience?
The Government Chief Whip denies having made some controversial comments. We put that claim to the test.
# Interconnector
Anti-pylon group warns Shell to Sea debacle 'will look like a walk in the park'
The North East Pylon Pressure Campaign said communities will not stand by while hundreds of pylons are built across Meath, Cavan and Monaghan.
# Pylon on the pressure
Controversial plan for hundreds of pylons in rural Ireland has been given the go-ahead
The plan had been widely criticised by people living in the area.
# Pylons
After years of campaigning, pylons in Lucan and Adamstown are being moved
A timeline for the construction says the substation will be operational by 2018/2019.
# Resignation
Sean Conlan thinks Fine Gael is out to get him
The TD, who resigned from the party yesterday, claimed figures in Fine Gael are attempting to silence him.
# gone
Controversial Fine Gael TD Sean Conlan resigns from party
The Cavan-Monaghan deputy confirmed his departure today.
# Pylon the pressure
Remember the controversial Cork-Kildare power line plan? It's being scrapped
The Grid Link project had been heavily criticised by anti-pylon protesters.
# Power cuts
Three due in court over series of ESB cable robberies
To-date this year, 142km of power lines have been stolen.
# in photos
The Death of Rural Ireland (& dozens of mourning protesters) stage a dramatic Dublin protest
Things got a little funereal on Marlborough Street this morning.
# Pylons
Eirgrid promises to be more 'community-focused'
The semi-state body wants to develop stronger relationships with stakeholders.
Underground or overground cables? No decision yet, but campaigners haven't gone away
The expert group is not expected to give their opinion until next year.
# Electricity
Eirgrid identifying underground cable route from Cork to Kildare
Earlier this week, Eirgrid announced the underground route option for the Grid West project.
# Election 2014
'I'm doing this because I'm concerned and worried': Anti-pylon candidate on why he's not actually anti-pylons
Fianna Fáil’s Kieran Hartley says that the government should be looking at alternative energy sources and explains why he wouldn’t mind a wind turbine in a community, as long as it is benefiting that community.
# voxpop
These protesters are calling for an end to 'pylon and wind farm lunacy'
More than 3,000 are attending a demonstration organised by Wind Aware Ireland.
# wind energy
'Incensed' anti-pylon groups take their protest to Leinster House
Wind Aware Ireland said that the Government’s wind energy policy is a “completely ineffective way of reducing C02″.
# ratio
The distance from a wind turbine to a house should be 10 times its height says new bill
Sinn Féin are set to table the bill today but insists that it doesn’t make them anti-wind energy.
# Energy
There is a low-cost alternative to Grid25 pylon project, finds new report
ReThink Pylons is calling again on the Irish Government to re-examine its energy policy and Grid25 projects.
Voices
Column: Politics and sound economic decisions don't mix, as our energy policy shows
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.
# multi-purpose
Pylons being used to rollout broadband could happen as TDs debate
An Oireachtas Committee will today debate legislation which may also extend private land access to third-party
# Pylons
EU report fails to find conclusive evidence linking pylons with health risks
The report states that more research is needed to enable draw any conclusion into possible health risks.
# Pylon the pressure
Labour senator slams Rabbitte's 'arrogant disdain and contempt' over pylon review
John Whelan’s comments come ahead of Pat Rabbitte’s meeting with the chair of the independent commission examining the controversial pylons project.
# Crossed Wires
Rabbitte wants to reassure you about this part of the pylon study
Fianna Fáil is demanding that the North-South Interconnector be included in an Eirgrid Pylon review – here’s how the situation is being resolved.
# too close to home
Homes within 50m of Eirgrid pylons will be considered for compensation
Sean Conlon TD said the Taoiseach told him last night the North South Interconnector would be reviewed by the independent panel.
# Pylons
Could controversial power lines go underground? The government wants to find out
Pat Rabbitte announced that an independent commission will examine the possibility of putting high-voltage power lines underground instead of on large pylons.
# Pylons
Explainer: What’s happening with electricity pylons and why is it such a big issue?
Heard a lot about pylons in recent weeks, but not sure what it’s all about. Here’s Eirgrid’s projects explained.
# grid link
Eirgrid says it will still accept pylon submissions, despite passing of deadline
If you missed the 7 January deadline but still have concerns, Eirgrid will add your submission to the pile of 35,000 already received.
Voices
Column: The people should have a say in planning Ireland's energy grid
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.
# FDI
Engineers say EirGrid project will be 'key to economic prosperity'
EirGrid know what they’re doing and have ‘some of the best engineers in the world’ working with them, Engineers Ireland has said.
# COUNTRYSIDE
Prendergast: ‘Pylons are the rape of rural Ireland’
The MEP is calling on the EU Commission to fully investigate the health risks on humans and animals of high voltage overhead power lines such as those proposed by Eirgrid.
# Pylons
Pylon health considerations 'do not warrant involvement of Health Minister'
Meanwhile, Minister Pat Rabbitte has been called on to publish any evidence he may have about the possible health effects of high voltage cables in overhead pylons.
# Pylons
Reilly letter “should be a concern for all citizens” – Labour senator
James Reilly raised concerns with Phil Hogan over the placing of electrical cables in his constituency.
Voices
Phil Prendergast: 8 reasons why pylons should not go ahead
MEP outlines her arguments for opposing Eirgrid’s Gridlink infrastructure plan, which would see giant pylons across rural areas.