Meath East TD Regina Doherty has very much welcomed the Government announcement that it is to review the case for a north/south electricity interconnector.
An international expert commission will be established to review the project with a view to reporting back within six months.
The Minister for Energy, Pat Rabitte, has said he will finalise and announce the composition of the three-person expert Commission within the next few days.
"It is vital that the terms of reference for this review are wide enough and do not just concentrate on financial costs. I want to thank the minister for his attention to this issue issue since his appointment"
"There is deep frustration in rural communities on this issue and how it has unfolded over the past few years and this is an opportunity to right some wrongs"