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Dillon’s Blowing For The Wind

ne of the busier people around de town, Liz Dillon has just been appointed by the Codling Wind Park gang as their Greystones liaison.

And sure, no better woman.

Involved in many organisations here, and having stood as a local candidate for Fine Gael in 2014, young Dillon has aided and abetted her fellow Fine Gaelers over the years, working closely with Andrew Doyle, in particular. Moving into PR, she’s currently helping a more popular Doyle, Des, bring his butchers business kicking and screaming into the late 20th century by handling his social media.

Hundreds of wind turbines are proposed for the Codling offshore project in the Irish Sea, which will be 13km off the coast between Greystones and Wicklow town, and Liz’s latest role means that she will be the first point of contact for all local individuals and organisations, handling all queries related to the wind farm project.

“This will be the largest offshore wind project in Ireland,” young Dillon said of her appointment, “and I am really excited to be part of the team that is delivering it. In addition to contributing significantly to Ireland’s ambitious renewable energy targets and increasing our energy security, it will also bring great benefits locally…”

Something Fine Gael Cllr Derek Mitchell pointed out here yesterday.

“There will also be the dedicated Community Benefit Fund,” continued Liz, “which will be available for the operational life of the project.”

Said Codling’s project director Arno Verbeck of Ms Dillon’s appointment, Local knowledge, understanding and relationship-building are so important in developing a project of this kind and, as someone who lives locally and is involved in the local community, Liz will play a huge part in guiding our team in this regard.”

The Codling Wind Park project is currently at the site investigation and site surveys stage with applications expected in late 2021 or early 2022.