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Wind Power News: Ireland

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These news and opinion items are gathered by National Wind Watch to help keep readers informed about developments related to industrial wind energy. They do not necessarily reflect the opinions of National Wind Watch. They are the products of and owned by the organizations or individuals noted and are shared here according to “fair use” and “fair dealing” provisions of copyright law.


December 5, 2021 • Ireland, OpinionsPrint storyE-mail story

Lay of the Land: A green wind farm? Come off it, it’s all about making money

‘Anger is an energy,” snarled Johnny Rotten, aka Lydon, the London-born son of a father from Tuam, Co Galway and a mother from Carrigrohane, Co Cork. “It really bloody is,” the Sex Pistols punk, who also wrote the angry anthem, recently reflected. “It is possibly the most powerful one liner I’ve ever come up with.” Though anger is not the only energy, nor the most powerful, judging by a small rural community near this country town who angrily complain that . . . Complete story »


December 5, 2021 • IrelandPrint storyE-mail story

Laois Offaly wind farm planned in bog between Portarlington and Mountmellick

Bord na Móna hoping to build a wind farm on a Laois Offaly cutaway bog close to Portarlington and Mountmellick. The company has begun consulting the public about its latest wind turbine project but says it has not yet decided how many of the structures will be located at Garryhinch Bog. The study area for the proposed wind farm stretches across Offaly and Laois and is about 2km from Cloneygowan village and St Brigid’s Community Centre, Cloneyhurke. In an advertisement . . . Complete story »


December 5, 2021 • IrelandPrint storyE-mail story

Wind farm earmarked for Garryhinch Bog

Bord na Móna is proposing to develop a wind farm on Garryhinch Bog, located in counties Laois and Offaly. While commencing phase one of public consultation, the semi-state company has stressed in a public notice that the project is at a “very early stage” and the proposed turbine locations and height “have not yet been determined”. The development study area being examined for the proposed wind farm is Garryhinch Bog, located in counties Laois and Offaly, adjacent to the communities . . . Complete story »


December 3, 2021 • IrelandPrint storyE-mail story

Permission for west Donegal wind farm refused over concerns about impact on wildlife

Donegal County Council has refused planning permission for an eight-turbine wind farm near Glenties citing concerns about the potential impact on rare birdlife and conservation areas. Cuilfeach Teoranta applied in October to build eight turbines in the townlands of Graffy, Meenamanragh and Dalraghan More near Glenties. The application attracted dozens of objections which raised concerns about the potential impact of the wind farm on the landscape and wildlife. In rejecting the application, Donegal County Council said was not in a . . . Complete story »


November 30, 2021 • IrelandPrint storyE-mail story

Windfarm concerns prompt council vote

Donegal County Councillors have today voted to seek changes to wind energy policies in a proposed variation to the County Development Plan. An in-depth discussion took place on the issue at today’s county council meeting. The proposed variation by the Planning Authority deals with a wind energy policy framework on the sustainable development of Donegal’s wind energy resource. The wording of the variation was rejected by a vote of 24 Councillors in favour of amending and 8 against. Sinn Féin . . . Complete story »


November 17, 2021 • IrelandPrint storyE-mail story

Windfarm on Laois Kildare border turned down on appeal from firm that wants to build bigger one near Mountmellick

A Norwegian wind power company that has appealed Laois County Council’s decision to refuse permission for eight big wind turbines has lost a similar appeal to windfarm on the Laois Kildare border. An Bord Pleanála has upheld the decision by Kildare County Council to refuse planning permission for a proposed new wind farm for the Monasterevin area on the Laois Kildare border. Ummeras Wind Farm Ltd (Statkraft), which is owned by Norway, proposed to build five 169m high turbines in . . . Complete story »


November 16, 2021 • IrelandPrint storyE-mail story

Farmers bring wind farm challenge to High Court

A High Court challenge has been brought by two farmers against An Bord Pleanála’s planning permission for a 21-turbine wind farm in County Offaly. The applicants want the court to quash the authorisation for the Derrinlough Wind Farm development consisting of 21 wind turbines, with an overall blade tip height of up to 185 metres, along with all associated works. An Bord Pleanála gave Bord Na Móna Powergen Ltd fast-track permission on August 26th for the strategic infrastructure development. The . . . Complete story »


November 16, 2021 • IrelandPrint storyE-mail story

Farmers challenge planning for wind farm in Co Offaly

A High Court challenge has been brought by two farmers against An Bord Pleanála’s planning permission for a wind farm in Co Offaly. The farmers want the court to quash the authorisation for the Derrinlough Wind Farm development consisting of 21 wind turbines, with an overall blade tip height of up to 185 metres, along with all associated works. An Bord Pleanála gave Bord Na Móna Powergen Ltd fast-track permission on August 26 for the strategic infrastructure development. The proposed . . . Complete story »


November 11, 2021 • IrelandPrint storyE-mail story

An Bord Pléanala upholds decision by Council to refuse planning permission for Monasterevin wind farm

An Bord Pleanála has upheld the decision by Kildare Co Council to refuse planning permission for a proposed new wind farm for the Monasterevin area. Ummeras Wind Farm Ltd (Statkraft) proposed to build five 169m high turbines in the townlands of Ummeras Beg, Coolatogher, Mullaghroe Lower, Ummeras More and Coolsickin/Quinsborough. Last March, the Council refused the application due to concerns about an Air Corps flight path as well as ecological and road network issues. The refusal was appealed to An . . . Complete story »


November 6, 2021 • IrelandPrint storyE-mail story

Opposition to building of nine wind turbines

Plans for nine massive 185m wind turbines in the Coolronan, Ballivor, and Delvin area are being met by strong opposition locally with 150 concerned residents attending a community meeting on the plans last week. It follows the lodging of an application by Bracklyn Windfarm Ltd with Bord Pleanala for a nine-turbine wind farm on lands at Coolronan and Ballivor in Meath and Ballagh, Billistown, Ballinacor, and Bracklyn, in Westmeath. Bracklyn Windfarm Ltd is a subsidiary of Gaeltech Energy Group. The . . . Complete story »


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