EirGrid welcomes decision of the High Court to uphold planning approval for the southern element of the North South Interconnector

22 August 2017

EirGrid welcomes today’s decision of the High Court to uphold planning approval for the southern element of the North South Interconnector. 

Planning approval for the project was granted by An Bord Pleanála last December. This was subsequently made the subject of judicial review proceedings, culminating in today’s High Court decision.

The North South Interconnector is a critical electricity grid development project linking Ireland and Northern Ireland.

John Fitzgerald, director of grid development and interconnection at EirGrid, said: “The North South Interconnector is undoubtedly the most important infrastructure scheme on the island today and will help deliver very real benefits to domestic and commercial customers.

“We look forward to moving on to the next stage of the project, in particular engaging with landowners in Meath, Cavan and Monaghan who are directly affected by it.”