Northern Ireland section of cross border interconnector gets green light

The controversial North South Interconnector between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland is a step closer to realisation as Department for Infrastructure approves plan

Powerlines and pylons. Photograph: stillraining/123RF
The Interconnector has raised environmental concerns. Photograph: 123RF

Northern Ireland's Department for Infrastructure has approved the North South Interconnector – which will involve 100 new pylons being built north of the border with the Irish Republic – despite a long-running campaign by local residents to have the power link stopped or buried underground.

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