IFA encourages landowners to engage in consultations

THE WEXFORD IFA Chairman is encouraging farmers and landowners to engage with Eirgrid in initial public consultations planned as part of a major new electricity power link for Leinster and Munster.

Following the launch of this €500 million project planned by EirGrid to upgrade the electricity grid, IFA Chairman Ger Lyons says he is 'certainly for' the planned project, however has emphasised the need for Eirgrid to be as flexible as possible with people in the consultation process.

'This project is necessary for growth,' said Mr. Lyons. 'We emphasise the importance of consultation and appeal to farmers and landowners to engage in the consultation process to outline any issues they may have,' he said. 'We would also be encouraging EirGrid to be as flexible as possible with people in the consultation process,' he said, adding that the IFA will also facilitate meetings with landowners if and when required during this project.

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