Laois Councillor Demanding For Ratheniska Plant To Be Abandoned

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A former Chairman of Laois County Council is demanding that Eirgrid abandons a controversial project in Ratheniska.

The utility wants to build a substation to reinforce the electricity connection with Kilkenny but locals have several worries, in particular how it might pollute their water supply.

They escalated their dispute last year by restricting access to the site – and Fianna Fail’s Padraig Fleming is pledging to support them if re-elected on Friday: