Farmers from Monaghan, Cavan and Meath and more than 1,200 tractors taking part in a  tractor rally opposing EirGrid’s plan,  near Nobber, Co Meath, in 2008. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The decision to scrap the network of pylons from Cork to Kildare has been welcomed by campaigners in Clonmult, Dungourney, Midleton, Co Cork. Among t(...)