Work on 110kv line to start next week

The company behind the controversial new 110K power line which will cross Donegal, says objections from land owners to date have been minimal.

Work on the ground begins next month and will see an over head line constructed from Brinbane in west Donegal to Letterkenny in the east.

Eirgrid and ESB networks says the development is essential with the network at capacity in Killybegs and Kilcar and close to capacity in Derrybeg and Gweedore.

Project Coordinator Peter Campbell says he is optimistic that land owners who are refusing access to it, will change their minds:

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