High Court rejects North South Power Line challenge


Its all over for protesters today as high court throws out legal challenge against inter connector.

High Court rejects North South Power Line challenge

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Its all over for protesters today as high court throws out legal challenge against inter connector.

The challenge mounted to stop the North South power Line has been rejected by the High Court.

The high Court met today to give its final ruling on the challenge to Bord Pleanala’s proposed north South interconnector line.

Mr Justice Max Barrett found the case had no lawful reason to be stopped.

The challenge was mounted by farmers and concerned locals who’s land the power line will run through and its understood over 200 farmers were part of groups opposed to its construction.

The route will mean that 165 pylons will be erected in Meath and another 134 in Monaghan and Cavan. This will affect the lands of many farmers who are entitled to refuse the pylon construction.

67% of polled readers in a recent That’s Farming poll on the interconnector voted in favour of the line.

The lobby group Pylon the pressure have not ruled out appeal the judges decision.

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