Smyth demands immediate publication of North-South interconnector reviews

– Minister Naughten confirms both studies have been completed – Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth has called on the Communications Minister to immediately publish two independent reviews which examined the feasibility of undergrounding the North-South interconnector.  The reports also looked at compensation packages for affected land and property owners. The reviews, which were […]


Minister pulling a fast one on new Interconnector with study that will divide communities – Smyth

Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan Monaghan, Niamh Smyth has said that she believes the Minister for Communications, Energy and Environment, Denis Naughten is attempting to pull a fast one on the people of the North East by proposing a new study, with new Terms of Reference, that doesn’t deal with the fundamental issues at the […]


Minister cannot continue to dismiss the will of the Dáil on North-South interconnector – Smyth

– Naughten report does not go far enough – Fianna Fáil TD for Niamh Smyth has hit out at the Communications Minister for attempting to sidestep a Dáil motion and set up a limited report into the cost of undergrounding the North South interconnector. Earlier this year both the Dáil and the Seanad passed a […]


Border communities disappointed by interconnector decision – Smyth

– Locals seriously concerned about overground pylons – Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth says she’s very disappointed by the decision of An Bord Pleanala to grant permission for the construction of the North-South interconnector.  The project will see almost 300 pylons built across Cavan, Monaghan and Meath – despite huge objections from local […]