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# Pylons
Tourism factors were not considered in grid route selection say Fáilte Ireland
A submission to Grid Link claims that these factors were “insufficiently developed in the analysis”.
# Pylon on the pressure
MEP looks to tackle government's pylon 'myths' as Coveney acknowledges 'genuine concerns'
The pylons controversy rumbles on…
# Pylons
Eirgrid receives thousands of submissions on pylon project
Minister Pat Rabbitte is expected to meet with the board and senior management of Eirgrid later this week.
# News Fix
Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday
Today everyone’s been talking about a grim discovery in Offaly, Ireland’s bond market return and Ralf Lauren’s niece in a pub courtroom.
# Planning
Planning process criticised as Government publishes details of public consultation
Ireland has submitted its first report on the implementation of the Aarhus Convention which ensures public participation in environmental planning.
# Deadline
Putting electricity cables underground will add 3% to electricity bills over the next 50 years, says Rabbitte
The deadline for submissions on this third round of public consultation conducted by Eirgrid is 5pm today.
# Pylons
Deadline for submissions on Eirgrid's Gridlink project closes tomorrow
Opposition groups were out protesting against pylon developments yesterday.
# Your Say
Poll: Are you concerned about plans to build more electricity pylons?
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
Eirgrid CEO: I'd have no issue living next to a pylon - I know it's completely safe
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.
# Pylons
'I wouldn't like to live close to a pylon, but who would?' - Incoming Eirgrid chair
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.
# Labour conference
8 things we've learned from the Labour Party's annual conference
There is still business to be conducted on Sunday, but here’s what we’ve learned about the state of the Labour Party this weekend.
# Energy
Campaign says Government policy statement 'paves way' for underground infrastructure
A group which advocates a proposed electricity interconnector between the North and South be placed underground has welcomed a Government policy statement on the issue.