John O Connor

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Conor Fox: “We can calculate the level of greenhouse gas emissions saved from entering the atmosphere each year when one of their new fuel-efficient stoves is used”

Repeated encounters with the aftermath of extreme natural disasters in South America set Conor Fox on the road to acquiring the skills he neede(...)

Protest against pylons and wind turbines at Vinegar Hill, Enniscorthy. Photograph: Eric Luke

When the Minister for Health James Reilly decided to enquire about the potential health effects to people living in close proximity to high-voltage un(...)

The expert panel will have the power to decide terms of reference and commission its own experts if EirGrid’s proposals are deficient. Photograph: David Sleator/THE IRISH TIMES

EirGrid’s plans to criss-cross rural Ireland with new overhead power lines provoked such widespread public opposition that Minister for Energy Pat Rab(...)

Yesterday morning I phoned EirGrid and spoke to the communications manager there, Michael Kelly. I inquired whether a cost-benefit analysis had been m(...)

Everyone whose power supply was cut as a result of recent storms will appreciate the value of having a reliable supply of electricity – and the heroic(...)

Minister for Energy Pat Rabbitte said there was a need to act with “sensitivity” and to “go out of your way to explain and have meaningful exchanges with local communities” when objections such as those surrounding the €500 million Gridlink project arose.

Minister for Energy Pat Rabbitte has conceded that consultation between national authorities and communities concerned over the erection of pylons has(...)

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(...)

An electricity pylon near Newbridge, Co Kildare. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

The incoming chairman of national grid operator, Eirgrid, has told an Oireachtas committee that he would not like to live near an electricity pylon.Ei(...)

Fine Gael’s Helen McEntee said a lot of people were very upset and angry about the issue. She said issues that needed to be looked at, including overhead or underground pylons, 
the cost of both,
health issues, impact on tourism, heritage and property values. These issues had all been raised but the questions 
about them 
had not been answered.

Fianna Fáil has called for the Government to reject Minister for Energy Pat Rabbitte’s proposal to appoint former chairman of An Bord Pleanála John O’(...)

John O’Connor, pictured during his time as chairman of An Bord Pleanála.

The newly appointed chairman of Eirgrid, John O’Connor, has rejected claims that he has a conflict of interest due to his previous role as chairman of(...)

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