Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Transport, Tourism and Sport, Timmy Dooley TD, has called on the Government to reject the proposal to appoint John O’Connor as the Chairman of Eirgrid.
Deputy Dooley has confirmed that Fianna Fáil has submitted a motion to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport and Communications seeking a rejection of the proposal to appoint Mr O’Connor as Chairman of Eirgrid.
Deputy Dooley commented: “It was very clear from the submissions made yesterday by members from all sides of the Transport and Communications Committee that serious questions exist over the suitability of Mr O’Connor to fulfil the role as Chairman of Eirgrid.
“The testimony given by Mr O’Connor failed the test and I am calling on members from all sides to support the Fianna Fáil motion. If this Government is committed to real reform and not just window dressing, then Government members of the Committee will treat the events yesterday extremely seriously.
“Members should not be forced to follow the party whip with this issue. The construction of hundreds of overhead pylons across the country as part of Eigrid’s Grid 25 project is something that has caused a considerable amount of controversy. We have to be sure that the Chairman of Eirgrid is in a position to address these concerns adequately and competently.”