The Grid Link project, a €500 million scheme that will create a high voltage link between Leinster and Munster carried on overhead lines involving an estimated 750 pylons. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

The number of submissions received by Eirgrid over its plans to install a network of large pylons across the country had run into thousands by the tim(...)

People taking part in the Solidarity Walk-Rebelling Against Pylons and Wind Turbines, at Vinegar Hill, Enniscorthy, on Sunday.  Photograph: Eric Luke

EirGrid’s ambitious €3.2 billion plan to upgrade Ireland’s electricity network has been contentious since it was announced several years ago but oppos(...)