‘Intolerable’ wind turbines drove couple from house

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A distraught Co Roscommon couple had left their home in recent days, having found it no longer tolerable to live beside two wind turbines, John Kelly (Lab) said. They had no intention of returning to their property, owing to the ill-effects they had endured. “That is the sad reality of what wind turbines are doing.”

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Mr Kelly said he had called last week for a debate on the whole area of wind energy and wind farm development. The “heavy hitters” in the Irish wind energy sector had subsequently claimed that living close to these turbines carried no ramifications.

However, it was a fact that turbines had gone from 54m in height to 185m, and turbines of 350m were being developed at present. Pressing for a fast-track debate in relation to wind energy, Mr Kelly said that what they heard from the likes of Eddie O’Connor was “take the turbines and we’ll give you swimming pools”.

People did not want swimming pools. All they wanted was to live in peace and tranquillity in their own homes.

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The Irish Times — February 20, 2013

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