Anti pylon group questions motives for 110 kilovolt line

The campaign group Alternative to Pylons is claiming that the government is planning to make Donegal a net exporter of electricity.

The group believes that a 110 kilovolt line planned for the county is intended to take power out ather than stimulate investment by bringing it in.

This week the Council was told that wind could be Donegal's gold if administered properly, with Sinn Fein's Padraig Mac Lochlainn saying that community ownership of wind facilities would be a positive thing.

Councillor Charlie McConolougue made similar calls.

However, ATP spokesperson Patricia Sharkey is suspicious of the government's motives:

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