Irish Energy Companies should Cut Their Prices by Dr Anthony White – The Irish Sun, 25 January 2015

As oil and gas prices plummet worldwide, why aren’t household energy bills for Irish consumers coming down too? Bord Gais said this week it will cut gas and electricity prices, but here Dr Anthony White says the reduction is far from adequate and he argues that all Irish energy companies should cut their prices now — while it’s still winter.

Click here to read the full article: Dr Anthony White – Irish Sun – 25 January 2015

Bill reductions don’t have to be a pipe dream, by Dr Anthony White – The Irish Sun on Sunday, 25 January 2015

Bord Gais finally caved in with a price drop, but at the cost of a pint a month, it’s not enough.

AS oil and gas prices plummet worldwide, why aren’t household energy bills for Irish consumers coming down too? Bord Gais said this week it will cut gas and electricity prices, but here Dr Anthony White says the reduction is far from adequate. And he argues that all rish energy companies should cut their prices now — while it’s still winter.

Click here to read the full article: The Irish Sun on Sunday, 25 January 2015

Faulty Towers? Exclusive call for time for ban on ‘ticking timebombs’ – Sunday World, 11 January 2015

Campaigners seeking an urgent review into wind turbines after devastating collapse.

CAMPAIGNERS against giant wind turbines have called for an urgent probe into the “ticking time-bombs” before there is a real disaster.

Safety fears have mounted after an 80m (262ft) turbine – almost as high as the Spire on Dublin’s O’Connell Street – dramatically collapsed last week.

Click here to read the full article: Sunday World, 11 January 2015

Safety concerns for planned Cork windfarm project – Irish Examiner January 9th 2015

Concern has been expressed about a windfarm project in Co Cork which will feature the same type of turbine which collapsed on a mountainside in the North last week.

The 80m turbine, worth more than €2m, collapsed at the Screggagh wind farm between Fintona and Fivemiletown in rural Co Tyrone last Friday.

A major investigation has been launched by the operators in conjunction with turbine manufacturers Nordex UK to establish the cause of the collapse.

Click here to read the full article:: Irish Examiner – 9th January 2015

Turbines branded Ticking Timebombs – The Irish News, 6 January 2015

Dozens of 200ft wind turbines identical to the stricken model which collapsed in Co Tyrone remain in operation across Ireland, despite being branded ‘ticking time bombs’.

Manufacturers Nordex confirmed last night they have installed 58 N80/2500 turbine in Ireland – 44 in the north and 14 in the south.  They also have 119 of their N90/2500 model running.

Spokesman Ralf Peters said the Screggagh wind farm near Fintona had been shut down only “as a precaution” and other sites remain active.

Click here to read the full article: Irish News – 6 January 2015

Spectator: Willie Mullin it over: Eclipse Magazine, 19 December 2014

The wife of leading trainer Aidan O’Brien is clearly not happy about the threat that wind turbines could pose to the bloodstock industry in Ireland.

Annemarie O’Brien stated: “The scale of the threat to heartland Irish industries, such as bloodstock, tourism and agriculture and to all electricity bill payers from yet more costly, subsidised wind farms, and pylon blight from excessive wind farm development in Ireland, is only just revealing itself.

“The natural instinct of a horse, when faced with what it perceives as danger, is flight. They run first, ask questions later. We have selectively bred them for 300 years to heighten this flight reaction, making the thoroughbred racehorse the ultimate racing athlete with the ability to reach speeds of up to 44mph.

Click here to read the full article: Eclipse Magazine, 19 December 2014

O’Brien voices concerns over wind farms: The Racing Post, 17 December 2014

ANNEMARIE O’BRIEN, wife of leading trainer Aidan, has voiced her concerns about the potential threat of wind turbines to the bloodstock industry in Ireland, stating there could be several negative knock-on effects.

“The scale of the threat to heartland Irish industries, such as bloodstock, tourism and agriculture and to all electricity bill payers from yet more costly, subsidised wind farms, and pylon blight from excessive wind farm development in Ireland, is only just revealing itself,” said O’Brien in the Irish Field.

Click here to read the full article: The Racing Post, 17 December 2014

 

 

It’s A No-Wind Situation says Trainer O’Brien – Sunday World, 14 December 2014

Anne Marie slams the impact of turbines on the bloodstock industry.

The wife of horse trainer Aiden O’Brien has warned wind turbines are one of the biggest threats to Irish bloodstock in the history of the industry.

Click here to read the full article: Sunday World, 14 December 2014

Racing titans joins pylon protests – The Sunday Independent, 14 December 2014

Ballydoyle’s Annemarie O’Brien warns that wind farms will finish the Irish bloodstock industry.

The powerful Ballydoyle training operation has warned that the billion-euro equine industry will be damaged beyond repair if high- voltage pylons and on-shore wind farms are built around the country.

Annemarie O’Brien, wife of champion trainer Aidan, said high-voltage pylons and wind turbines are the biggest threats to Irish bloodstock in the history of the industry and will make thousands of acres of prime horse-breeding land “unfit for purpose”.

The backing of the trainers for the anti-pylon and wind farm lobby is significant and comes as EirGrid confirmed last week it will seek planning permission for the contentious GridWest project at the end of next year and for the GridLink project in the middle of 2016.

Click here to read the full article: The Sunday Independent – 14 December 2014

O’Briens pylon the pressure – Horses ‘in danger’: The Sun on Sunday, 14 December 2014

The wife of racing royalty Aidan O’Brien has slammed plans to plant giant electricity pylons all over Ireland.

Anne-Marie O’Brien has described the controversial proposal as “one of the biggest threats to Irish bloodstock ever”.

The top trainer’s partner warned that wind farms and pylons will pose “huge disease control issues” for stud farmers.

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Horses in Danger