New Bog Standard: Irish Wind Industry Turning Emerald Isle Into Filthy Quagmire

The wind industry is relentlessly ploughing up Irish fields and peat bogs, leaving a filthy wake of destruction in its path. The Irish government (read ‘taxpayer’) was whacked with a €5 million fine when a mudslide caused by one wind power outfit’s construction operations unleashed a filthy torrent into a nearby river, wiping out tens […]

Irish High Court Slams Cork Wind Farm

High Court overturns permission for Cork wind farm The Irish Times Mary Carolan 25 February 2016 Judge says process used by An Bord Pleanála did not comply with Irish law The High Court has overturned a grant of planning permission for a wind farm near Inchigeelagh, Co Cork. Mr Justice Bernard Barton ruled the permission […]

Irish Wind Farm Study Proves Turbine Noise Causes Disease

**** WIND FARMS DO MAKE YOU SICK Irish Daily Mail Leah McDonald 16 October 2015 Irish scientists link them to cancer, stroke and heart attacks – wind turbines ‘too near family homes’ WIND farms can contribute to people getting diseases such as cancer and heart attacks, two leading Irish health experts have warned. They say that noises emitting from turbines lead to […]

Irish Economist – Colm McCarthy says: Time to Scrap Ireland’s Failed Wind Power Policy

**** Scrap wind farm plans, urges economist Colm McCarthy The Irish Times Barry Roche 20 October 2014 Ireland already has excess generating capacity under ‘failed EU policy’ Ireland should abandon plans to build more wind farms in order to comply with a European Union policy which has failed – especially in light of the fact […]

Irish Wind Farm Victories Mount

**** There aren’t many guarantees in life – death and taxes spring to mind: to which can be added community opposition to giant fans. Wherever wind farms have appeared – or have been threatened – big numbers of locals take a set against the monsters being speared into their previously peaceful – and often idyllic […]

Can’t “Win” Support for your Wind Farm? Why Not Try Bribing the Locals

A blustery reception for wind turbines as locals voice their opposition Irish Examiner Michael Clifford 26 July 2014 An energy developer has Meath GAA onboard for its project, but local people are not so receptive to the plan, writes Special Correspondent Michael Clifford. THEY carried the pipe the day after Enda Kenny sat down with […]

Prof Alun Evans: the Health Impacts of Wind Farms

The Irish have seen a colossal wind-rush with giant fans being slung up all over the Emerald Isle. Planning rules are so lax as to be derisory – fans are literally speared into backyards – with the victims suffering the obvious impacts from incessant low-frequency noise and infrasound – such as sleep deprivation and all […]