Eirgrid rethinks plan for scheme involving new overhead power lines: Irish Independent, 8 October 2015

Energy chiefs have dropped plans for 250km of high voltage overhead power lines to modernise electricity supplies from Cork to Waterford and on to Kildare.

Network company EirGrid will upgrade existing lines using new technology which boosts capacity on existing pylon links from the coal fired power station in Moneypoint, Co Clare to the greater Dublin area.

It was one of two options put forward earlier this year amid massive rural opposition to the controversial Grid Link plans for more powerful overhead lines to secure energy supplies for the coming decades.

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