Sinn Féin TD for Meath East, Darren O’Rourke, says Eirgrid’s approach of by-passing well-established community campaign groups and writing directly to landowners in relation to the North-South Interconnector (NSI) is yet further evidence of their belligerence and is sure to cause further consternation.
He told Meath Live, “Eirgrid know full well that more than 250 landowners have expressly requested that all correspondence for them regarding the NSI be sent to the North East Pylon Pressure Campaign (NEPPC). They know that these landowners have signed ‘Forms of Authority’ with NEPPC to that effect.
“The fact that, more than a decade and a half on, we still don’t have an independent comparative cost-benefit-analysis of the overground versus underground options, taking account of the full economic, environmental and social impact of this project, is a damning indictment of Eirgrid and successive governments, and proof-positive of their enduring belligerence. Is it any wonder that communities are so exercised?!