Failure to back EirGrid Chairman

Independent MEP Marian Harkin has expressed alarm at reports that Minister for Communications, Pat Rabbitte has failed to express confidence in John O’Connor to be the next Chairman of EirGrid.

Independent MEP Marian Harkin has expressed alarm at reports that Minister for Communications, Pat Rabbitte has failed to express confidence in John O’Connor to be the next Chairman of EirGrid.

She said, “If he is now to examine what Mr. O’Connor said at the Dáil Committee which questioned his suitability for the position it raises more questions about the Minister than it does about Mr. O’Connor.

“The only question that could possibly arise from Mr. O’Connor’s appearance at the Oireachtas Committee is his concern to preserve landscape and to recognise that there are problems associated with proximity of large scale pylons to houses.”

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