Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources Pat Rabbitte: “If Germany, France and Britain are not undergrounding, is it reasonable for people to expect us to do so?”  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources Pat Rabbitte has said he expects a statement this week from an independent panel to review(...)

Irish Georgian Society: “Through this pastoral scene EirGrid intend to position the transmission lines and supporting 60 metre-high pylons, out of all proportion and scale to the structure and detail of the landscape.” Photograph: David Sleator

The Irish Georgian Society has expressed its opposition to EirGrid’s controversial plans for a line of high voltage cable on 60 metre pylons stretchin(...)