There is a reason the current controversy on the planned erection of pylons has got people worked up.
These are not ordinary pylons. Whatever route is selected, these structures will dominate the landscape and tower above existing poles, homes and features.
Eirgrid has said the development is necessary. The power connections between the Dublin region and Cork are too old and prone to disruption. And reports have said that if wind turbines are developed on the scale proposed, the existing power lines will be inadequate.
Click here to read the full article: Irish Examiner, 25 November 2013