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Sinn Féin welcomes acquisition of SONI by EirGrid

22 August, 2008

Sinn Féin Economy Spokesperson, Mitchel Mclaughlin MLA has welcomed the acquisition of the electricity transmission system in the North (SONI) by the southern transmission body (EirGrid) as a further consolidation of the all-Ireland Energy Market.

Mitchel McLaughlin said:

"I believe that this amalgamation of the two distribution networks on the island will be in the long-term interests of the consumer and is therefore a welcome development.

"I think that better all island co-ordination of supply, enhanced strategic planning and removal of inefficiencies created by inter-company duplication will ultimately see better value for money by the consumer." ENDS

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