Political cowardice in Stormont adding to Republic’s electricity bills

Media pandering to tinfoil hat nonsense delaying new North-South interconnector

“The real objection to the interconnector is aesthetic, often from people whose house in the countryside has interrupted the view already.” Photograph: Eric Luke

“The real objection to the interconnector is aesthetic, often from people whose house in the countryside has interrupted the view already.” Photograph: Eric Luke

Would Electric Ireland be putting prices in the Republic up by 3.4 per cent if the new cross-Border interconnector was in place?

Apparently not. The company is blaming the increase on, among other things, single-market and system costs that the planned power line from Co Tyrone to Co Meath is designed to address.

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