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Five reasons why it is folly to adopt wind power as an energy source

Tip o’ the hat to Sherri Lange of NAPAW for this article. Irish Examiner — January 23, 2015 While the arguments for wind power seem straightforward and compelling, Wind power would reduce our dependency on foreign oil, wind power is clean and would allow for the shut down of dirty fossil fuel fired power plants. […]

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Ireland: Opposition to Wind Turbines Grows

Tip o’ the hat to Ardglass Wind Turbine Action Awareness Group for this find. Councillors under pressure as opposition to wind farm grows Catherine Ketch — Irish Examiner — January 30, 2015 Cork’s county councillors came under pressure at a public meeting on Tuesday night concerning a wind farm between Tarelton and Coppeen. More than […]

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Ireland: Winter of Discontent on Way as Energy Bills Rise Thanks to Wind Turbines

We are paying more for electricity and gas due 
to the State’s ‘Alice in 
Wonderland’ policies, 
writes Colm McCarthy The Independent — August 10, 2014 The cost of electricity to households and to industry has been a hot topic in the United Kingdom over the past couple of years and could be a key issue […]

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Ireland: Yet Another Ambitious Wind Farm in the Irish Sea Bites the Dust

The Independent — August 10, 2014 A wind farm due to be built in the Irish Sea to supply power to 1.7m homes has been scrapped. The Rhiannon wind farm, 19km north-east of Wales, had been promoted as a huge investment that would have given a massive boost to the economies of both Ireland and […]

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Ireland: Wind turbines in Tipperary given green light despite negative environmental impact

Turbines get green light despite fears over environmental impact and effect on protected bird species The Journal — August 1, 2014 Planning permission had previously been refused due to concerns over the site’s impact on a protected bird species and local bogs. Planning permission has been granted for a multi-million wind farm in Tipperary despite […]

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Ireland: Recent Widow Begs Wind Company to Leave Her Alone

Donegal Democrat — July 3, 2014 A distraught Rossnowlagh widow has implored a wind farm company to reconsider a decision asking her to sign a lease on her land for the erection of a 130-metre windmill, just 360 metres from her home. Mother-of-four Anne Lipsett lost her husband, Christy Lipsett, who was tragically killed in […]

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Ireland: Senator J. Whelan — “Scandal and Fraud of Wind Turbines”

Leinster Express — July 3, 2014 Senator John Whelan has slammed “the scandal” of the delay in wind turbine guidelines, claiming it is a tactic to ensure planning permissions are approved before the guidelines come into force.   “Only this week, An Bord Pleanála overturned the decision of Offaly County Council and Laois County Council […]

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Agenda 21 Steps It Up A Notch in Ireland With Plans to Strip People of Their Right to Live in the Country

Claire O’Sullivan — Irish Examiner — May 22, 2014 A candidate for Cork County Council has warned that the local authority’s draft county development plan is seeking to “strip people of the right to live in the countryside”. According to Midleton-based candidate Wayne Halloran, the draft blueprint for the development of the county sets out […]

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Ireland: Turbines a Single Chapter in a Complex Story of Rural Neglect

by Una D’Arcy On Tuesday, 14 April I marched in Dublin protesting against Industrial Turbines going into rural Ireland. The numbers were smaller than expected, probably because the government issued press releases over the weekend to say the project for the midlands had been shelved. The taxi drivers on O Connell Street were sweet and […]

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Ireland: Plans for 1,000 wind turbines to provide power for Britain have been axed

Independent (Ireland) — April 13, 2014 ENERGY Minister Pat Rabbitte has confirmed that plans for up to 1,000 wind turbines – which were to harness power for export to Britain – have been axed. The controversial windfarm had been planned for the Midlands. The decision not to proceed will not affect proposals to build new […]

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Ireland’s Dept. of Health issues warning to Dept. of Environment about Wind Turbine Syndrome

One of the most senior doctors in the Department of Health has warned the Department of the Environment that people at risk of the controversial wind turbine syndrome should be treated “appropriately and sensitively as these symptoms can be debilitating”. Claire O’Sullivan — Irish Examiner — March 4, 2014 Following a review of international research […]

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Ireland: Protest winds are blowing

Valerie Robinson — The Irish News — March 1, 2014 With communities all over Ireland increasingly affected by wind farms, there is concern, confusion and growing anger about overall policy and planning for wind energy RURAL community groups across Ireland will gather in Dublin on Wednesday to protest against proposals to build large-scale wind farms […]

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Ireland: New rules ban wind farms being within 500m of homes

Paul Melia — The Independent — December 12, 2013 WIND turbines will not be constructed within 500 metres of homes under new regulations proposed by the Government. The Department of the Environment says there must be a “minimum separation” of half a kilometre between a turbine and private home, unless the homeowner agrees to it […]

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Ireland — The Keane Story — March 2013

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Ireland — Families sue wind farm operator for loss of sleep and adverse health effects

Michael Clifford — The Irish Examiner — March 19, 2013 A group of families in a north Cork village are suing a wind farm operator in a landmark case, claiming the huge turbines are adversely affecting their health. The seven families from Banteer claim they have been severely impacted, particularly through noise pollution, since the […]

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