Pylons - the controversy

Philip Deignan

Deignan in Sky team for Giro d’Italia

Ireland’s Philip Deignan has been named in Team Sky’s line-up for the Giro d’Italia, which starts in Belfast on May 9 and has three stages in Ireland.


Special report: Contentious Eirgrid €500m Gridlink pylon plan

THERE is a reason the current controversy on the planned erection of pylons has got people worked up.

A view of the Comeragh mountains

‘Once they’re up there’s no taking them down’

WHEN you’re reared in an area, you take it for granted. It’s something that’s a given.


‘Ultimately this is about keeping the lights on’

“THE Government wants to be able to give a strong and consistent message to Irish business and multinationals, and to our citizens, that Ireland’s electricity networks are robust, modern and safe,” stated Energy Minister Pat Rabbitte last week.