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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.


May 25, 2022 • IrelandPrint storyE-mail story

Group challenges €46m Kerry wind farm development for a second time

A new legal challenge to a €46 million wind farm development in Co. Kerry has been launched. The case on Monday was entered in the list of the High Court’s fast-track Commercial Court. This is the second time the North Kerry Wind Turbine Awareness Group has sought to challenge the development in the High Court. In 2017, Mr Justice Brian McGovern upheld An Bord Pleanála’s permission for the 10-turbine project as clear, properly reasoned and in accordance with law. He . . . Complete story »


May 25, 2022 • IrelandPrint storyE-mail story

Fresh court challenge to new permission for €46 million wind farm in Co Kerry

A fresh judicial review challenge to a €46 million wind farm development in Co Kerry has been entered into the High Court’s fast-track Commercial Court list. This is the second time the North Kerry Wind Turbine Awareness Group has challenged the development in the High Court. In 2017, Mr Justice Brian McGovern upheld An Bord Pleanála’s permission for the 10-turbine project as clear, properly reasoned and in accordance with law. He refused to grant the relief sought by the local . . . Complete story »


May 21, 2022 • IrelandPrint storyE-mail story

Environmental campaigners complain to EC over last-gasp efforts to retain Windfarm

Campaigners against the Derrybrien Windfarm have hit out at local politicians vying to retain the development after two decades of breaching planning laws. They have sent a letter to the Directorate-General for Environment of the European Commission which includes articles published in the Connacht Tribune detailing the debates in Galway County Council about the issue, which they say highlights the local authority’s lack of “credibility in respect of exercising their supervisory jurisdiction”. Martin Collins of the Friends of Derrybrien Environment . . . Complete story »


May 21, 2022 • IrelandPrint storyE-mail story

Planning permission refused for Wicklow wind farm due to nearby Air Corps activity

Planning permission for a new wind farm in Co Wicklow has been refused because of the danger it would pose to military aircraft involved in training and operational flights near the Glen of Imaal. An Bord Pleanála has rejected an appeal by renewable energy firm, ABO Wind Ireland, against the decision of Wicklow County Council to refuse it planning permission for a wind farm consisting of five turbines with a maximum blade tip height of 165 metres across a 60-hectare . . . Complete story »


May 20, 2022 • IrelandPrint storyE-mail story

Fears for Air Corps aircraft scupper Wicklow windfarm

Fears over the safety of low flying Department of Defence Air Corps aircraft have helped put paid to plans for a €26.25m wind-farm in Co Wicklow’s uplands. This follows An Bord Pleanála refusing planning permission to ABO Wind Ireland Ltd for the 541 ft high five turbine wind farm on a 148 acre site on Kilranelagh Hill to the west of the Keadeen Mountains and Carrig Mountain. The wind farm would have had the capacity to power 15,643 homes or . . . Complete story »


May 18, 2022 • IrelandPrint storyE-mail story

Campaigners welcome appeal refusal for Kilranelagh Wind Farm

Save Wicklow’s Ancient East and West Wicklow Wind Action Group have both welcomed An Bord Pleanála’s decision to refuse permission for a wind farm at Kilranelagh Hill. ABO Wind Ireland Limited were seeking ten-year permission for five wind turbines, one electrical substation and one 30m meteorological mast in the townlands of Kilranelagh, Colvinstown Upper, Ballinaroan Upper, Bolleycarrigeen, Cloghnagaune, Downings, Spinans West, Kill, Eadenstown South, Eadestown Middle, Ballintruer More, Castleruddery Lower and Castleruddery Upper, Wicklow. The application was initially submitted to . . . Complete story »


May 14, 2022 • IrelandPrint storyE-mail story

Cavan farmer loses challenge against mast

An environmentalist has lost his High Court challenge against an Bord Pleanála’s decision to grant permission for a weather mast at a wind farm in Co Cavan. Val Martin had challenged the board’s decision in October 2020 to grant permissions to Raragh Developments for a meteorological mast and the retention of associated developments at the five-turbine Raragh Wind Farm, Corrinshigo, Co Cavan. Mr Martin, a farmer and environmental campaigner who lives near the wind farm, is also the Irish spokesperson . . . Complete story »


May 11, 2022 • IrelandPrint storyE-mail story

Guilty plea by Kerry windfarm firm over the death of employee in Sligo landslide

A company director has pleaded guilty to two charges brought under health and safety legislation arising out of the death of a worker who was killed in a windfarm landslide. Denis Moriarty, The Kerries Limited, pleaded to two charges when arraigned before Judge Catherine Staines at Sligo Circuit Court. The company has registered offices at Monavalley Business Park, Tralee, County Kerry. The charges relate to a landslide in December 2016 at Derrysallagh wind farm, Glen, County Sligo which claimed the . . . Complete story »


May 11, 2022 • IrelandPrint storyE-mail story

First planning step lodged for local wind farm

The first planning steps in the possible development of a nine-turbine windfarm in the Moyvoughley area of South Westmeath were lodged with An Bord Pleanála recently. Cork-based company Enerco Energy is behind the proposal, which centres on an area between Moyvoughley and Drumraney, about 3km from the village of Ballymore. On April 14 last, a bid for a pre-application consultation on the project was lodged with An Bord Pleanála by Umma More Ltd. The development was described, in the pre-application . . . Complete story »


May 3, 2022 • IrelandPrint storyE-mail story

Scartaglin residents ‘happy’ but determined to carry on fight against wind energy development

Residents in Scartaglin and neighbouring parishes who lodged 1,476 submissions with Kerry County Council (KCC) against proposals for wind farm development under the new County Development Plan, say they will continue their campaign and take it all the way to the European Court should the need arise. Speaking to The Kerryman, Chairman of Scartaglin Wind Awareness Group, Michael Horan, explained that residents are ‘happy’ with last week’s decision by councillors to vote against zoning large tracts of land for wind . . . Complete story »


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