Sinn Féin meet Department over North South Interconnector
Sinn Féin Spokesperson on Energy, Environment and Climate Change, Cathal Boylan today met with the Permanent Secretary at the Department of Infrastructure to discuss his decision to approve the North South Interconnector.
Speaking after the meeting Mr Boylan said:
“I challenged the Permanent Secretary on his decision to allow this project to proceed on the current plans.
“Sinn Fein is committed to the development of a North South Interconnector as it is an important infrastructure project that will help ensure security of supply and has an important role in the provision of the All-Ireland Electric network.
“However, it is vitally important that the views and needs of the residents in the surrounding areas are fully taken into account at all points in this project.
"Sinn Féin will continue to represent the views of residents and continue to engage with all sides to help ensure that an acceptable proposal for the interconnector can be brought forward."