New lobby group aims to unseat politicians ‘toxic to rural Ireland’: Irish Examiner, 28 October 2015

Protect Rural Ireland has said it will not put candidates before the electorate, but instead will campaign against elected representatives who have supported the construction of wind turbines.

A new alliance of community groups is to mount a pre-election campaign to unseat what it calls “toxic” politicians.

Protect Rural Ireland has said it will not put candidates before the electorate, but instead will campaign against elected representatives who have supported the construction of wind turbines.

The group said it wanted to protect the country’s tourism, agriculture and equine industries.

Chairperson Henry Fingleton said: “We have identified politicians and we intend to unseat them. There are several politicians we identify as being toxic to rural Ireland.

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Wind Chilled: The Sun, 28 October 2015

Protect Rural Ireland will target pro-turbine TDs

Politicians who support wind farms are to be targeted in the upcoming general election by campaigners who say the machines are ruining the countryside.

Protect Rural Ireland are bidding to oust TDs who support the development of 2,000 turbines across Ireland.

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New lobby group aims to unseat politicians ‘toxic to rural Ireland’: Kildare Nationalist, 27 October 2015

A new alliance of community groups is to mount a pre-election campaign to unseat what it calls “toxic” politicians.

Protect Rural Ireland has said it will not put candidates before the electorate, but instead will campaign against elected representatives who have supported the construction of wind turbines.

The group said it wanted to protect the country’s tourism, agriculture and equine industries.

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New lobby group aims to unseat politicians ‘toxic to rural Ireland’: The Nationalist, 27 October 2015

A new alliance of community groups is to mount a pre-election campaign to unseat what it calls “toxic” politicians.

Protect Rural Ireland has said it will not put candidates before the electorate, but instead will campaign against elected representatives who have supported the construction of wind turbines.

The group said it wanted to protect the country’s tourism, agriculture and equine industries.

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Group targets TDs over wind farms: RTE News, 27 October 2015

A group calling itself Protect Rural Ireland has called on the Government to suspend the development of wind farms and all planning applications for wind farms until new guidelines are introduced.

They intend to undertake a national campaign to unseat TDs who support the construction of wind farms and pylons.

They claim to place the protection of Ireland’s landscape, environment and people centre stage and seek to protect tourism, agriculture and equine industries. They are financed by voluntary contributions from approximately 20 local communities.

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New rural Ireland group moves to stop some TDs getting re-elected: News Talk.com 106-108fm, 27 October 2015

A new group aimed at preserving rural Ireland have launched a campaign to stop certain TDs getting re-elected.

The anti-pylon and wind farm group say that some politicians are ‘toxic’ for rural Ireland.

They say that 2020 energy targets for Ireland could be reached without turbines and pylons by converting Moneypoint station in Co Clare to sustainable biomass.

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New lobby group aims to unseat politicians ‘toxic to rural Ireland’: Breaking News.ie, 27 October 2015

A new alliance of community groups is to mount a pre-election campaign to unseat what it calls “toxic” politicians.

Protect Rural Ireland has said it will not put candidates before the electorate, but instead will campaign against elected representatives who have supported the construction of wind turbines.

The group said it wanted to protect the country’s tourism, agriculture and equine industries.

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Pylon plan in jeopardy over EirGrid concerns about size: Irish Independent, 27 October 2015

A controversial pylon project for the west may be shelved amid concerns that a windfarm proposed by the ESB and Bord na Mona may not be large enough to justify the works.

It is understood that national grid operator EirGrid has written to the companies seeking clarification around the size of the Oweninny wind farm, planned for Bellacorick in Co Mayo, which is currently in planning.

The companies have sought permission for a 112-turbine farm, which would require the transmission system to undergo a substantial upgrade at a projected cost of €200m if the 100km line is erected on pylons, and up to €500m if undergrounded.

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Top jockey vows to pylon the pressure: The Sun, 24 October 2015

POLITICIANS who support wind farms and power pylons could end up losing their Dail seats.

A group aims to block the re-election of all TDs and senators who support such developments.

Protect Rural Ireland — which includes champion jockey Paul Carberry — will take their battle to the gates of Leinster House next week, and unveil the first group of targeted politicians.

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Newstalk.com Round Up & Story Review: 16 October 2015

The Irish Daily Mail contains a story that claims that wind farms can contribute to health problems. Two leading Irish health experts, Professor Graham Roberts and Professor Alan Evans, met with Alan Kelly yesterday to express their concern about the health effects of the farms, which can include an increased risk of cancer and heart attacks.