Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Landowners win right to challenge approval for cross-border electricity line

A group of landowners in Northern Ireland have secured High Court permission to challenge the approval of a £200m cross-border electricity line in Ireland. They were granted leave to seek a judicial review of the decision to give the green light to the north-south interconnector. A judge held that an arguable case had been established on claims that a senior civil servant wrongly agreed to the scheme in the absence of a minister. Proceedings have now been put on hold until the Court of Appeal determines the legal power of permanent secretaries to take decisions without a functioning executive at Stormont.

Read the full article @ The Irish Independent

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