QUESTIONS OVER ELECTRICITY INTERCONNECTOR FOLLOWING BELFAST COURT RULING

18 May 2018 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Michael Fisher

Monaghan County Councillors have called on the Minister for Communications Denis Naughten TD to stop all procurement and tender processes surrounding the controversial North South Interconnector project, in the wake of a High Court ruling in Northern Ireland. A judge found that in the absence of a Minister owing to the collapse of devolution, a senior civil servant did not have the power to give planning permission to an incinerator plant. Mrs Justice Siobhan Keegan held that it was unlawful for a public servant to grant planning permission without…

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