West Waterford local election candidate Midi De Paor Walsh expressed grave concern and disappointment with the terms of reference announced by the Independent Expert Panel.
An Sean Pobal native said “The costs of property and farmland devaluation are not mentioned – at all. In January this year EirGrid said that this was a main concern in the 35,000 submissions it received. How can a valid cost comparison between overhead lines and underground cables be undertaken when these real costs are excluded? Real costs to the public can not be ignored.
It has taken 4 months for the terms of reference to be published; they are finally published 2 weeks out from the Local & European Elections. This is political engineering; we want real engineering.”
Midi continued “What has been specifically excluded is of more interest that what has been included”
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