Rabbitte: Ireland cannot afford three times cost of pylons

Rabbitte: Ireland cannot afford three times cost of pylons

Communications Minister Pat Rabbitte believes Ireland "couldn't afford" to put Grid West underground, if the project ends up being three times the price of a pylon network.

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Rabbitte: Get used to power cuts unless grid can be upgraded

Rabbitte: Get used to power cuts unless grid can be upgraded

Minister for Communications, Energy & Natural Resources Pat Rabbitte has said that the public will have to become more accustomed to power cuts if EirGrid is not allowed to further develop the national grid.

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Pylons review will be 'cool and unbiased'

Pylons review will be 'cool and unbiased'

The chair of an independent panel charged with examining the feasibility of putting two controversial powerlines underground has said the review will be "cool and unbiased".

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Coveney: We must address pylon concerns

Coveney: We must address pylon concerns

Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney has said that the Government "isn't going to railroad anything through" when it comes to pylons.

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Public make 35,000 submissions on pylon proposal

Public make 35,000 submissions on pylon proposal

Members of the public made 35,000 submissions during the first public consultations on the €500m Gridlink electricity project.

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Varadkar: No point in electing anti-pylon candidates

Varadkar: No point in electing anti-pylon candidates

Transport Minister Leo Varadkar has questioned the reasoning behind anti-pylon candidates running in the local elections.

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Underground solution to pylon issue 'not technically feasible'

Underground solution to pylon issue 'not technically feasible'

EirGrid is insisting that its controversial new GridLink project cannot be located underground.

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Pylons pose no health risk, says Minister

Pylons pose no health risk, says Minister

Minister for Energy and Communications has moved to reassure people that there are no health risks associated with living beside pylons.

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Submission deadline today for plan to erect hundreds of pylons

Submission deadline today for plan to erect hundreds of pylons

Today is the deadline for public submissions on Eirgrid's plans to erect hundreds of pylons across the country.

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Eirgrid's O'Connor to reconsider his position

Eirgrid's O'Connor to reconsider his position

The Chairman designate of Eirgrid said today that he may reconsider taking the post.

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Rabbitte still considering pylons in rural areas

Rabbitte still considering pylons in rural areas

The Minister for Energy is reconsidering allowing pylons to be built in scenic rural areas.

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