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    The chief executive of Eirgrid has said that putting electricity cables underground for the controversial GridWest connector project could cost a 'multiple' of having pylons overground.  Fintan Sly was speaking on Morning Ireland after Eirgrid announced plans for a possible underground route between points in Roscommon and County Mayo. The decision to investigate underground cabling follows growing protests by anti-pylon groups across the country. Joining Keelin from our Galway studio is TG4 journalist Páidí Ó Lionáird; and also John Watson of the Pylon Alternative Alliance. And for the local reaction to what Eirgrid have been saying this morning, Martin Daly ...


    The controversial €500 million Eirgrid plan to construct a 250 kilometres above-ground network of pylons across rural areas of the country has provoked huge debate around  safety and aesthetic issues – there have been 35.000 submissions to Eirgrid  and today’s Examiner reports that 75% of Coalition TDs living along the proposed route say it would damage the landscape. Tonight’s Seacht La TG4’s current affairs programme has been talking to many of those involved in this issue and Páidí Ó Lionáird joined Sean from the Raidio na Gaelteachta studio in Cassla.

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