Thursday, 19 April 2007

RTÉ criticises wind farm planning

RTÉ has admitted it was “not making meaningful progress” in dealing with serious TV and radio reception problems caused by wind farms in Cork and Kerry.

Executive director of the RTÉ Transmission Network Mick Kehoe has claimed some wind farm developers were completely ignoring the impact they could have.

Continuing problems with reception are being reported in areas such as Rockchapel, Co Cork, and Kilgarvan, Co Kerry.

Mr Kehoe called for a coordinated approach to the problem by the planning departments of Cork and Kerry county councils.

Siobhan Griffin, of the Kerry County Community and Voluntary Forum, said some of the areas affected by poor reception had large numbers of older people for whom television services were very important.

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