Sunday 26 February 2017

Abandoned pylon plan raises many questions

Editorial

Editorial

EIRGRID has abandoned its plans to build a €215m network of overhead pylons from Cork to Kildare
EIRGRID has abandoned its plans to build a €215m network of overhead pylons from Cork to Kildare

EIRGRID has abandoned its plans to build a €215m network of overhead pylons from Cork to Kildare.

It is a move that will save much needed public funds but raises many questions about the development of the hugely unpopular programme by the semi-state company.

The pylons proposal, which met with strong resistance from members of the public - who expressed concerns over their impact on health, amongst other things - was developed as far back as 2008.

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