Pylon opposition pressure mounts

Opposition across South Tipperary is mounting, to Eirgrid’s prosposed €500m Grid Link powerline project.

Opposition across South Tipperary is mounting, to Eirgrid’s prosposed €500m Grid Link powerline project.

Several public meetings have taken place, with protests commencing by concerned groups, fearful that the 150ft high pylon’s proposed along one of the potential routes will spoil the natural beauty of the county.

Following a successful protest march last weekend at Mahon Falls in Co. Waterford which attracted up to 1,500 people, the Faugheen Against Pylons group staged a protest outside Carrick Town Hall last Monday, joined by groups from Carrick-on-Suir, Piltown, Ballyneale and Kilcash

Inside the Town Hall, Eirgrid were giving a presentation to the Council on the project.

“Right now our focus is on encouraging everyone to get their submissions in to Eirgrid,” said a spokesperson.

“One of Eirgrid’s proposed pylon corridors runs right through Faugheen village (K2 Corridor), while another runs only a mile south of Faugheen, (K9 Corridor), and then through Deerpark, Carrick-on-Suir.

“It’s imperative that everyone sends their views about the pylon corridors to Eirgrid, but they must do so before November 26,” they said.