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Public Must Oppose Excessive Water Leak Charges

Date: October 23, 2014

Category: News Article, Environment & Energy

Independent Marian Harkin has called on the public to engage fully with the public consultation planned by the Commission for Energy Regulation on the issue of the charges to be levied to fix water leaks in the future.[more]

Electricity Regulator Exceeding its Remit

Date: September 12, 2014

Category: News Article, Health, Environment & Energy

Harkin questions Regulator on Pylon Health Issues[more]

‘Brand Kerry’ Threatened by Planners not Houses

Date: September 4, 2014

Category: News Article, Environment & Energy

A planning official of Kerry County Council has been accused by Independent MEP Marian Harkin of substantially exaggerating the threat to the environment posed by the existence of single houses in the countryside and refuted his...[more]

Irish Law must not be undermined by EU-USA Trade Agreement

Date: July 16, 2014

Category: News Article, Environment & Energy

Decisions taken under Irish law in relation to developments such as Fracking or GMOs could be undermined if the proposal to include Investor State Dispute Settlements (ISDS) as part of the proposed Transatlantic Trade and...[more]

EirGrid Undergrounding Study must include all Costs and Benefits

Date: June 23, 2014

Category: News Article, Environment & Energy, Health

Any cost benefit analysis of over and undergrounding of high voltage electricity cables must place as much emphasis on factors such as landscape and health as it does on the cost of materials and installation.[more]

EirGrid Accused of Misrepresentation on Health Issues

Date: April 30, 2014

Category: News Article, Environment & Energy, Health

The transmissions Manager of EirGrid Brendan Murray has been accused of deliberately misrepresenting the views expressed by an An Bord Pleanala Inspector in regard to possible health issues arising from Electro Magnetic Field...[more]

Wind Speeds in Co. Meath Do Not Justify Wind Farms

Date: April 15, 2014

Category: News Article, Environment & Energy

Why most of Co. Meath is designated to be suitable for wind farms flies in the face of the fact that the county, like the midlands, is known for its poor wind speeds and requiring exceptionally high turbines.. This was stated...[more]

National Energy Policy Review Should Follow Abandoned Wind Deal

Date: April 13, 2014

Category: News Article, Environment & Energy

The government’s decision to abandon the proposed renewable energy deal with the UK was a further justification for an immediate review of national energy policy.[more]

Co. Offaly Deserves Better from Government says MEP

Date: April 13, 2014

Category: News Article, Environment & Energy, Employment

The statistics contained in the Teagasc Index of Rural Towns published recently were further confirmation that midland counties like Offaly needed an immediate and effective response through government policies.[more]

EirGrid Claims ‘Disingenuous’ says MEP

Date: March 19, 2014

Category: News Article, Environment & Energy

The Taoiseach’s misleading association of emigration with delays in implementing EirGrid’s €3.2 billion Grid 25 plan had now been added to by the equally disingenuous claim by EirGrid’s Chief Executive, Fintan Slye, that any...[more]

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