EirGrid scraps plans for massive overhead power line running from Cork to Kildare: Irish Independent, 8 October 2015

The €500m Grid Link project from Cork to Kildare via Wexford will not now go ahead, the company has confirmed this afternoon.

Instead, new technology will be used for the first time across the Irish power network which will allow more electricity to be transmitted along existing lines, eliminating the need for pylons.

The move comes amid a massive public outcry about the project, with more than 35,000 submissions made to the company.

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