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#Pylons

# pylons - Friday 5 October, 2018

Regina Doherty has 'absolutely no confidence' North-South interconnector will happen
# Pylons
# Pylons

Regina Doherty has 'absolutely no confidence' North-South interconnector will happen

Oct 5th 2018, 5:31 PM 14,495 Views 29 Comments

The minister said Brexit is “the biggest obstacle” facing the proposed energy project.

# pylons - Thursday 4 October, 2018

Government says overground option for North-South interconnector will go ahead as planned
# Pylons
# Pylons

Government says overground option for North-South interconnector will go ahead as planned

Oct 4th 2018, 9:30 AM 11,901 Views 38 Comments

The Minister for Communications confirmed that the interconnector would be constructed even in the event of a hard Brexit.

# pylons - Wednesday 24 January, 2018

Controversial electricity pylon plan takes big leap forward but some people aren't happy
# N-S Interconnector
# N-S Interconnector

Controversial electricity pylon plan takes big leap forward but some people aren't happy

Jan 24th 2018, 9:02 AM 15,590 Views 52 Comments

The plan would link electricity stations in Meath and Tyrone.

# pylons - Tuesday 24 January, 2017

FactCheck: Is Regina Doherty right to say she didn't support the use of civil disobedience?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Is Regina Doherty right to say she didn't support the use of civil disobedience?

Jan 24th 2017, 8:30 PM 16,028 Views 68 Comments

The Government Chief Whip denies having made some controversial comments. We put that claim to the test.

# pylons - Thursday 22 December, 2016

Anti-pylon group warns Shell to Sea debacle 'will look like a walk in the park'
# Interconnector
# Interconnector

Anti-pylon group warns Shell to Sea debacle 'will look like a walk in the park'

Dec 22nd 2016, 6:36 PM 8,768 Views 70 Comments

The North East Pylon Pressure Campaign said communities will not stand by while hundreds of pylons are built across Meath, Cavan and Monaghan.

# pylons - Wednesday 21 December, 2016

Controversial plan for hundreds of pylons in rural Ireland has been given the go-ahead
# Pylon On The Pressure
# Pylon On The Pressure

Controversial plan for hundreds of pylons in rural Ireland has been given the go-ahead

Dec 21st 2016, 12:54 PM 14,197 Views 69 Comments

The plan had been widely criticised by people living in the area.

# pylons - Friday 1 July, 2016

After years of campaigning, pylons in Lucan and Adamstown are being moved
# Pylons
# Pylons

After years of campaigning, pylons in Lucan and Adamstown are being moved

Jul 1st 2016, 3:11 PM 14,132 Views 19 Comments

A timeline for the construction says the substation will be operational by 2018/2019.

# pylons - Wednesday 25 November, 2015

Sean Conlan thinks Fine Gael is out to get him
# Resignation
# Resignation

Sean Conlan thinks Fine Gael is out to get him

Nov 25th 2015, 10:30 AM 11,203 Views 42 Comments

The TD, who resigned from the party yesterday, claimed figures in Fine Gael are attempting to silence him.

# pylons - Tuesday 24 November, 2015

Controversial Fine Gael TD Sean Conlan resigns from party
# Gone
# Gone

Controversial Fine Gael TD Sean Conlan resigns from party

Nov 24th 2015, 11:03 PM 29,898 Views 110 Comments

The Cavan-Monaghan deputy confirmed his departure today.

# pylons - Thursday 8 October, 2015

Remember the controversial Cork-Kildare power line plan? It's being scrapped
# Pylon The Pressure
# Pylon The Pressure

Remember the controversial Cork-Kildare power line plan? It's being scrapped

Oct 8th 2015, 6:15 PM 10,787 Views 52 Comments

The Grid Link project had been heavily criticised by anti-pylon protesters.

# pylons - Thursday 6 August, 2015

Three due in court over series of ESB cable robberies
# Power Cuts
# Power Cuts

Three due in court over series of ESB cable robberies

Aug 6th 2015, 7:45 AM 32,150 Views 41 Comments

To-date this year, 142km of power lines have been stolen.

# pylons - Thursday 9 April, 2015

The Death of Rural Ireland (& dozens of mourning protesters) stage a dramatic Dublin protest
# In Photos
# In Photos

The Death of Rural Ireland (& dozens of mourning protesters) stage a dramatic Dublin protest

Apr 9th 2015, 2:21 PM 10,813 Views 40 Comments

Things got a little funereal on Marlborough Street this morning.

# pylons - 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 5,425 Views 40 Comments

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

# pylons - 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 6,098 Views 42 Comments

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

# pylons - 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.

# pylons - Monday 21 April, 2014

'I'm doing this because I'm concerned and worried': Anti-pylon candidate on why he's not actually anti-pylons
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

'I'm doing this because I'm concerned and worried': Anti-pylon candidate on why he's not actually anti-pylons

Apr 21st 2014, 11:00 AM 11,003 Views 30 Comments

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.

# pylons - 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 10,514 Views 163 Comments

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

'Incensed' anti-pylon groups take their protest to Leinster House
# Wind Energy
# Wind Energy

'Incensed' anti-pylon groups take their protest to Leinster House

Apr 15th 2014, 6:30 AM 11,099 Views 164 Comments

Wind Aware Ireland said that the Government’s wind energy policy is a “completely ineffective way of reducing C02″.

# pylons - Tuesday 8 April, 2014

The distance from a wind turbine to a house should be 10 times its height says new bill
# Ratio
# Ratio

The distance from a wind turbine to a house should be 10 times its height says new bill

Apr 8th 2014, 4:06 PM 26,605 Views 224 Comments

Sinn Féin are set to table the bill today but insists that it doesn’t make them anti-wind energy.

# pylons - 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 11,070 Views 69 Comments

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

# pylons - 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 46 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.

# pylons - Thursday 6 February, 2014

Pylons being used to rollout broadband could happen as TDs debate
# Multi-purpose
# Multi-purpose

Pylons being used to rollout broadband could happen as TDs debate

Feb 6th 2014, 6:45 AM 6,257 Views 25 Comments

An Oireachtas Committee will today debate legislation which may also extend private land access to third-party

# pylons - 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 11,536 Views 86 Comments

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

# pylons - 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 6,362 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.

# pylons - 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 6,230 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 9,311 Views 73 Comments

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

# pylons - 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 6,922 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.

# pylons - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

# pylons - 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 20,139 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 3,989 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.

# pylons - 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 82 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 7,234 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.

Prendergast: ‘Pylons are the rape of rural Ireland’
# COUNTRYSIDE
# COUNTRYSIDE

Prendergast: ‘Pylons are the rape of rural Ireland’

Jan 15th 2014, 7:15 AM 8,484 Views 83 Comments

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 - Monday 13 January, 2014

Pylon health considerations 'do not warrant involvement of Health Minister'
# Pylons
# Pylons

Pylon health considerations 'do not warrant involvement of Health Minister'

Jan 13th 2014, 6:37 PM 6,817 Views 59 Comments

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 - Sunday 12 January, 2014

Reilly letter “should be a concern for all citizens” – Labour senator
# Pylons
# Pylons

Reilly letter “should be a concern for all citizens” – Labour senator

Jan 12th 2014, 7:57 PM 21,823 Views 78 Comments

James Reilly raised concerns with Phil Hogan over the placing of electrical cables in his constituency.

# pylons - 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 1,911 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 7,907 Views 43 Comments

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

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