Anger in Derry as NIE move powerlines to accomodate 11th night bonfire

An East Derry MLA is considering an approach to the Northern Ireland Electricity Regulator after it emerged that NIE will remove power lines in the County Derry village of Articlave on Thursday night.

The decision was taken because a very large 11th night bonfire has been built on Housing Executive land directly underneath the lines.

300 customers who are served by the line have been told that the lines are to be removed, effectively cutting them off.

Local SDLP MLA John Dallat is criticising the move:

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