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#Pylons

# pylons - Wednesday 24 January, 2018

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

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?

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'

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Things got a little funereal on Marlborough Street this morning.

# pylons - Saturday 6 December, 2014

Eirgrid promises to be more ‘community-focused’

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

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

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

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 This post contains videos

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.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

It’s Tuesday – and here’s everything you need to know before 9am.

'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″.

# pylons - Tuesday 8 April, 2014

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.

# pylons - Thursday 27 March, 2014

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.

# pylons - Thursday 20 February, 2014

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.

# pylons - Thursday 6 February, 2014

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 - Tuesday 4 February, 2014

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.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Good morning. Here are the nine things you need to know as we begin another stormy day…

# pylons - Friday 31 January, 2014

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.

# pylons - Wednesday 29 January, 2014

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.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

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 - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

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 - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Good morning! Here are nine things you need to know as you start your day…

# pylons - Saturday 18 January, 2014

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.

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.

# pylons - Wednesday 15 January, 2014

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.

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

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 - Monday 13 January, 2014

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 - Sunday 12 January, 2014

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.

# pylons - Thursday 9 January, 2014

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.

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”.

# pylons - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

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.

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