Wind farm information meeting in Rathangan

Niamh O’Donoghue

Reporter:

Niamh O’Donoghue

Wind turbine
The Clonbullogue Rathangan Bracknagh Wind Turbine Awareness Group is holding a public information meeting in Rathangan Community Centre this Tuesday September 24 at 8pm.

The Clonbullogue Rathangan Bracknagh Wind Turbine Awareness Group is holding a public information meeting in Rathangan Community Centre this Tuesday September 24 at 8pm.

The organisers have lined up Henry Fingleton from People Over Wind, who will give an over view of the plans to build 2,000 wind turbines across the midlands, while Andrew Duncan from the Lakelands Wind Farm Awareness Group in Westmeath will discuss property values. Other speakers are expected to attend.

Some community members are concerned about the possible affects turbines could have on their health, property values, livestock and the horse breeding industry. The companies involved dispute those claims and say there are lots of people living near turbines all over the world with no problems or adverse affects.