EirGrid chief executive Fintan Slye:  “If would be great if the situation existed that the public at large had the necessary trust in EirGrid and that an independent panel is not necessary, but we’re not there yet.”  2:15

Putting high voltage power lines underground may preclude large-scale multinationals from locating nearby, EirGrid chief executive Fintan Slye has wa(...)

The underground option will be analysed by EirGrid on grounds including engineering, design, environment and cost. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The only thing that can be said with certainty about EirGrid’s two plans to develop high-capacity power connections to the Republic’s west, south and (...)

The underground cable will run between Crossmolina and Ballina, down the east side of Lough Conn, north-east of Foxford and north of Charlestown, Ballaghaderreen and Frenchpark in Co Roscommon to the Flagford substation area, south-west of Carrick-on-Shannon.

The operator of the national electricity grid has unveiled its preferred underground route for its controversial Grid West project.The project involve(...)

The economic contribution the development of wind energy can make to local communities, and the savings to be made from moving away from unsust(...)

The Government has denied that the late intervention by Taoiseach Enda Kenny to widen the remit of a commission looking at two high-voltage transmission lines amounts to a climbdown.

The Government has denied that the late intervention by Taoiseach Enda Kenny to widen the remit of a commission looking at two high-voltage transmissi(...)

Dara Calleary: “When the elections are over, nothing will change in the subsequent period.” Photograph: Frank Miller

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said he would like to see the proposed North-South electricity connector included in the review of EirGrid’s plans to erect a(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny: on Wednesday he told the Dáil he would like the commission’s remit to be extended to include the interconnector. Photograph: Frank Miller

Politics witnessed what Larry Gogan calls a “golden oldie” this week, a blast from the past that filled us all with nostalgia. In this instance, it wa(...)

Electricity pylons near Newbridge, Co. Kildare. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil is to table a motion calling on the Government to reject the proposal to appoint John O’Connor as chairman of Eirgrid. Mr O’Connor, a form(...)

A cable-laying vessel during Eirgrid’s €570 million construction of the 500 megawatt submarine East-West Interconnector between Ireland and Wales

EirGrid has agreed to explore the possibility of building an electricity interconnector between Ireland and France.The State company responsible for o(...)

Engineers Ireland DG John Power: “A process of prioritisation to improve Ireland’s infrastructure is clearly necessary.”

Even within the context of tight fiscal constraints, investment in Ireland’s infrastructure networks must be prioritised, according to Engineers Irel(...)