Govt commissions study on underground electricity lines
The Government is to commission an independent study on putting electricity cables underground.
Energy minister Pat Rabbitte will set up a new commission to examine the options for putting EirGrid's new developments underground.
The commission will feature a panel of experts and be chaired by an independent judge.
It comes after EirGrid received 35,000 submissions to its public consultation on a series of pylons between counties Cork and Kildare.