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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 are the products of the organizations or individuals noted and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of National Wind Watch.


January 18, 2019 • IrelandPrint storyE-mail story

Proposed north Kerry windfarm refused planning

A windfarm proposed for north Kerry, near the Shannon estuary, has been refused planning permission, on grounds of its potential adverse impact on the environment. An Bord Pleanála has upheld the decision of Kerry Co Council not to sanction the development of eight wind turbines outside the village of Ballylongford. The Ballylongford Windfarm Group, which consists of 11 landowners and a Dublin-based forestry company, The Third Irish Forestry Fund, had hoped to build the 25.6-megawatt windfarm in the townlands of . . . Complete story »


January 17, 2019 • IrelandPrint storyE-mail story

Lyrenacarriga Windfarm proposals – ‘community will not back down’

The senior executive planner for Waterford City and County Council Hugh O’Brien, has said that from his understanding from speaking to An Bord Pleanala at the end of 2018, they haven’t had any official application into them yet from the developer of the proposed windfarm at Lyrenacarriga near Tallow in Co Waterford. Cllr James Tobin asked the local authority at the Dungarvan/Lismore district meeting on Monday if the councillors could be notified when the developer applies to An Bord Pleanala. . . . Complete story »


January 17, 2019 • IrelandPrint storyE-mail story

Planning sought for additional turbines at Tullynamoyle Wind Farm

Tullynamoyle Windfarm 5 Ltd have submitted planning permission for an additional six wind turbines. The farm has an existing 15 wind turbines and will add to the farm in the townlands of Lackagh, Tullynamoyle, Gowlaun and Altavra, Killarga, co Leitrim. The gird connection to Corderry substation will be located in the townlands of Knockacullion, Tawnahoney, Lisnagowan, Tawnylea, Derrintawny, Shivdelagh, Cloonagh, Drumduffy and Corderry, Killarga, Co Leitrim. The proposed development will consist of six wind turbines with hub heights of up . . . Complete story »


January 12, 2019 • IrelandPrint storyE-mail story

Wind farm plan in the pipeline for Bottlehill site

A Canadian company has commenced pre-application consultations with An Bord Pleanála with a view to developing a wind farm on part of the mothballed ‘super dump’ at Bottlehill. Brookfield Renewable (Ireland) Ltd has lodged a proposal, in conjunction with Coillte, with the board for a development consisting of up to 27 wind turbines with associated substation compounds, battery storage units with ancillary and electrical infrastructure at Knockdoorty, Glannasack. Developed at a cost of €48 million, the Bottlehill landfill facility was . . . Complete story »


January 10, 2019 • IrelandPrint storyE-mail story

Residents campaigning against proposed Kildare wind farm say ‘fight is not over’

Residents in North West Kildare who are campaigning against a proposed 12 turbine wind farm have pledged “the fight is not over”. Drehid Against Wind Turbines held a public meeting in the Hamlet Court Hotel, Johnstownbridge last Tuesday night January 8. Committee chairperson, Seamus Langan, opened the meeting by welcoming the large attendance including some local TDs and councillors including Padraig McEvoy, Brendan Weld, Bernard Durkan, Ita Cussen, Bernard Caldwell, Teresa Murray, Anthony Lawlor and Brendan Young. The group were . . . Complete story »


January 9, 2019 • IrelandPrint storyE-mail story

Local residents to host public meeting tonight over plans for Kildare wind farm

Drehid Against Wind Turbines will host a public meeting tonight in The Hamlet Court Hotel in Johnstownbridge to discuss plans for a wind farm in North West Kildare. The meeting is scheduled for 8pm. The residents have expressed their anger over a new planning application for 12 industrial wind turbines by North Kildare Wind Farm Ltd. The 12 turbines, if approved, will be located on both Coillte and private lands in the areas of Ballynamullagh, Coolree, Drehid, Dunfierth, Killyon, Kilmurry . . . Complete story »


January 1, 2019 • Ireland, OpinionsPrint storyE-mail story

Blight of the windfarm on communities

Many people will celebrate the new year tonight, but others in rural communities are living in a state of anxiety about what 2019 will bring. They are, increasingly, up in arms about windfarms being forced on them. Everyone is in favour of renewable energy and the Government is coming under growing EU and international pressure to up Ireland’s pretty dismal performance in the battle against global warming. However, spare a thought for those who have to live with wind turbines. . . . Complete story »


January 1, 2019 • IrelandPrint storyE-mail story

Major wind farm planned for Donegal set to go ahead

A 19-turbine wind farm in Donegal is set to go ahead after a High Court legal challenge against it was withdrawn. The multi-million-euro development of a wind farm at Meenbog close to the Barnesmore Gap had been threatened by a legal challenge over the possible impact of the development on the breeding of a wild bird. An Bord Pleanála granted planning permission to Cork-based company Planree Limited for the development. The plans had been opposed by some elements of the . . . Complete story »


December 24, 2018 • IrelandPrint storyE-mail story

Further calls to block wind turbines in Waterford

Further calls have been made to amend Waterford’s county development plan to exclude wind turbines in an area where 300 homes could be impacted by them. Germany energy giant Innogy SE, through its subsidiary Innogy Renewables Ireland Ltd, plans to construct 25 wind turbines, 150m high, at Lyrenecarriga, between Dungarvan and Youghal. The proposed, 3,500-acre site, partly owned by Coillte and private landowners, extends into Co Cork. The city and county council chairman, Declan Doocey, tabled a motion, calling on . . . Complete story »


December 22, 2018 • IrelandPrint storyE-mail story

Second turbine plan for Limerick manufacturer blown away – for time being

Limerick residents have received something of an early Christmas present after Johnson & Johnson (J&J) has shelved plans for a second wind turbine in the Castletroy area. Residents met with J&J management to discuss the latest plans for the controversial plan, which would have seen a towering turbine built to the south of the contact lens manufacturing facility. Fianna Fail councillor Joe Pond, who organised the meeting at the firm’s factory in Plassey confirmed that J&J had agreed to put . . . Complete story »


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