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Fianna Fail efforts to block appointment of new Eirgrid chairman fail

eirgridThe government has voted down a Fianna Fáil attempt to block the appointment of a new chairman of Eirgrid.

Fianna Fáil wanted the Oireachtas transport committee to veto the appointment of John O’Connor as the new head of the company.

But the government has successfully forced through an amendment which supported Mr O’Connor.

A spokesman said the government still had full confidence in Mr O’Connor as the chairman of Eirgrid, despite his admission that he wouldn’t personally want to live beside a pylon.