North South 400kV Interconnector Development

February 2016 – Oral Hearing Details

The Oral Hearing in respect of the North South 400kV Electricity Interconnector will commence at 11am on Monday 7th March in the Nuremore Hotel, Carrickmacross. It is anticipated that the hearing will last approximately twelve weeks. An Order of Proceedings, based on time slots being allocated to those parties that have requested to make a formal oral submission, has been published by An Bord Pleanala and is available by clicking on the link below.

Interconnector Oral Hearing Order of Proceedings (PDF)

January 2016 – Oral Hearing Announcement

An Bord Pleanala announced that the oral hearing relating to the proposed North South Electricity Interconnector will commence in March and last approximately twelve weeks (although it may not necessarily be over a continuous period). An agenda is currently being prepared and will be published two weeks in advance of the commencement of the oral hearing. A venue for the oral hearing is yet to be announced.

Any party intending to make a formal oral submision to the hearing is required to inform An Bord Pleanala in writing or by e mail before 5.30pm on 4th February 2016.

December 2015 – EirGrid Reponse to Issues Raised by Other Parties

EirGrid submitted to An Bord Pleanala a response to the issues raised by other parties in their written submisions in respect of the North South Electricity Interconnector. The relevant documents in the response can be viewed by clicking on the download links below:-‌

EirGrid Response to Issues Raised in Submissions or Observations (PDF)

Appendices Table of Contents (PDF)

Appendix 1.1 List of Observers (PDF)

Appendix 7.1 (PDF)

Appendix 10.1 (PDF)

Appendix 16.1 Landscape Visual Photomontage 68 (PDF)

Appendix 16.2 Landscape Visual Photomontage 68 Hill of Tara or Lia Fail (PDF)

Appendix 18.1 Alternative Haul Routes (PDF)

Appendix 19.1 (PDF)

1446_Map18AI (PDF)

August 2015 – Written Submission to An Bord Pleanala by Monaghan County Council

On 24th August Monaghan County Council made a Written Submission to An Bord Pleanala in respect of the application for the North South Electricity Interconnector. This submission can be viewed by clicking on the download link below:-

Monaghan County Council Written Submission August 2015 (PDF)

June 2015 – North South Electricity Interconnector Application Submitted

An Bord Pleanála has received an application for approval under Section 182A (1) of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended), including Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and Natura Impact Statement (NIS) in respect of the proposed North South 400kV Interconnector Development.

The application documentation is available for public inspection /purchase at the Planning Office of Monaghan County Council, The Glen Monaghan and at the North-South Interconnection Information Centre, Carrickmacross Workhouse, Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan in accordance with the terms of the public notice.

Submissions or observations in respect of the application for planning approval may only be made to An Bord Pleanala during the period of ten weeks from Tuesday 16th June until 5.30pm on Monday 24th August 2015.

Written submissions/ observations in relation to the proposed development must be accompanied by a fee of €50 (except for certain prescribed authorities) to An Bord Pleanála in accordance with details set out in the aforementioned public notice i.e. not later than 5.30p.m on Monday 24th August 2015.

The public notice can be viewed by clicking on the download link below:-

2015 North South Interconnector Application Public Notice (PDF)

Details of the application can be viewed via An Bord Pleanala website by clicking on the following link:-

More information on the North South Electricity Interconnector can be found by clicking on the following link:-

Previous Withdrawn Application Documentation

In June 2010, Eirgrid withdrew its Strategic Infrastructure Development application to An Bord Pleanala for the Cavan – Tyrone 400kV Interconnector Development. The documents below were submitted by Monaghan County Council at the Oral Hearing relating to this withdrawn application.