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New map shows the areas in Laois supplied by water source...

A Laois community group locked in conflict with Eirgrid over the proposed development of a substation in their area say that the site is...

EirGrid release statement following meeting with Laois residents

EirGrid have released a statement following their meeting with the Ratheniska, Spink, Timahoe (RTS) substation action group over the controversial power project in Ratheniska. EirGrid chief...

Group against controversial power project to escalate campaign following meeting with...

The group who have been fighting against the building of a big substation for nearly a decade are now escalating their campaign efforts after a...

Residents group now on 100th day of Eirgrid blockade

A group opposed to the electricity substation development in Laois are now on day 100 of their blockade of Eirgrid from entering the site. The...

Group opposed to Eirgrid development begin blockade of site

A group opposed to the electricity substation development in Laois has began their blockade of Eirgrid from entering the site. Contractors with the state agency...

Public meeting to hear of water pollution concerns over ESB substation

Concerned residents will hold a public meeting on Thursday June 21 in Ratheniska Community hall at 8.30 pm to outline their concerns over what they...

Eirgrid responds to local concerns over substation threat to water source

Eirgrid says it takes its environmental responsibilities very seriously in response to local concerns on the threat posed to a local water source in...

Local group ready to blockade site of Eirgrid development if it...

A local community group in Laois have said they are prepared to blockade the site of a proposed EirGrid substation development - and have...

‘Foolhardy for Eirgrid to continue’ as ministers meet local Laois community...

Minister for Communications Denis Naughten and local TD and Minister Charlie Flanagan met with a local community group in Ratheniska on Thursday afternoon to...

Minister to visit Eirgrid site in Laois after ‘fraudulent’ claims

The government minister with responsibility for Eirgrid and ESB Networks has said in the Dail that he will visit Coolnabacca, the site of the...

Local TDs argue that EirGrid should ‘abandon’ substation project in Laois

Laois TDs Charlie Flanagan, Sean Fleming and Brian Stanley were united in their calls for EirGrid's planned substation in Laois to be abandoned, following recent...

RTS action group calls for scrapping of EirGrid substation

An emergency meeting of the Ratheniska Timahoe Spink (RTS) Substation Action Group is to be held on Thursday night as the group seeks planning...

Anger as Eirgrid sub-station works begin before planning conditions are met

A local community in Laois have called for a massive sub-station development in their area to be scrapped after work started on the project without...