Planning permission has been granted for a large solar farm around 1.7km outside Cobh, despite the objections of some local residents.
Bord na Móna and the ESB are battling to secure planning permission for a large-scale solar farm that will have the capacity to power 30% of all households in Co Kildare each year.
Waterford Council has approved planning for one of the country’s largest solar farms in a scenic region of mid-Waterford.
An Bord Pleanala has refused planning permission for a large solar farm in Kildare.
As power and wealth become concentrated or at least appear to, Sean and Svetlana Citizen rely on the State to stand
Residents in a west Waterford townland have lodged an appeal to Bord Pleanála against Waterford Council’s decision to grant planning for a solar farm on a 74-acre rural site.
West Cork group lodges appeal against council planning decision
Planning permission has been granted for two large solar farms in east Cork despite objections from local residents and community groups.
Planning permission has been given for a 25-acre site in West Cork.
A local action group near Midleton has lodged an appeal with An Bord Pleanála to try and stop a development of a solar farm outside the east Cork town.
Plans for a solar farm in east Cork are being challenged by residents who claim it will lead to the industrialisation of a rural setting, writes Seán McCárthaigh
Horse trainers have expressed concern that some stables could go out of business if a proposed solar farm is allowed to be developed at the edge of the Curragh.
The project is expected to cost up to €30million.
Despite a number of local authorities in Munster deferring solar-farm applications until the sector is more regularised, an unopposed application has been given the go-ahead in Co Waterford.
Communities are hitting back at a surge in solar farm construction spreading across the country with no specific planning guidelines in place to regulate them.
It is essential that Ireland cuts its dependence on imported energy. We still bring in something around 90% of our needs, a figure that makes us more vulnerable than is prudent in an increasingly fractured world.
The Government is to be asked to prevent the further building of solar energy farms in County Cork until proper guidelines are put in place for their design and operation.
A €6.5m solar farm, part of an independent power company’s plans for 11 such projects in Co Cork, has been refused planning permission.
Planning permission has been granted for a new solar farm in Co Waterford.
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