400 show up for pylon meeting

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has said that a protest and information meeting held in Cahir house Hotel concerning Eirgrid’s proposed Gridlink project was a massive success and was filled to capacity with committed and well informed Tipperary residents.

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has said that a protest and information meeting held in Cahir house Hotel concerning Eirgrid’s proposed Gridlink project was a massive success and was filled to capacity with committed and well informed Tipperary residents.

Deputy McGrath was speaking after the meeting which was held on Tuesday night attracted up to 400 people and heard from a number of excellent contributors and speakers about the deep and lasting impact the pylon project would have on both the natural and human environment: “The meeting exceeded our best hopes and expectations and demonstrated that the people of Tipperary are not prepared to sit back and swallow the commercially driven misinformation that Eirgrid have propagated over the last number of months. Everyone who spoke contributed in a calm and measured way while at the same time leaving Eirgrid in doubt that there is seething anger about the devastation that will ensue if this project goes ahead. We looked very carefully at all the claims that Eirgrid are making in terms of cost benefit analysis and the impact on the beautiful scenic environment and each of them was challenged with reasoned counter arguments.”