East Meath-North Dublin Grid Upgrade

This project is a proposed development to reinforce the network between East Meath and North Dublin. 

The East Meath-North Dublin Community Forum will bring together people and organisations from across the project area so that stakeholder and community views can be discussed, understood and properly considered prior to and during project delivery. This community forum will create the opportunity for dialogue between stakeholders with diverse and direct interest in the project and the EirGrid project team.

The Community Forum will offer advice to EirGrid on key project developments such as:

  • how we communicate and engage with the public;
  • what we need to consider in developing the project; and
  • how we can deliver meaningful community benefit to the area where our infrastructure is hosted.

The community forum will act as a consultative body and will not replace any other engagement and consultation EirGrid carry out. Community Forum members will also be invited to input on the design and implementation of the Community Benefit Fund.


What's Happening Now?

April 2023

A third meeting was held online to discuss the Emerging Best Performing Option in further detail with the members.  

It is expected that the Best Performing Route will be announced in August 2023. Further meetings will be scheduled to coincide with this project milestone.

Download the PDF:

East Meath-North Dublin Community Forum Meeting Minutes


March 2023

To coincide with the Emerging Best Performing Option announcement in March an online meeting was held to brief the forum on this important project update. The meeting also provided information on upcoming engagement activities across the study area.

Download the PDF:

East Meath-North Dublin Community Forum Meeting Minutes


February 2023

The first meeting of 2023 was held online to provide an update on the main themes emerging from the public consultation (which was held between September and November 2022)

Download the PDF:

East Meath-North Dublin Community Forum Meeting Minutes


December 2022

Following on from our information evening in July 2022, we received a significant number of expressions of interest to become a part of the newly established East Meath North Dublin Grid Upgrade Community Forum

A new independent facilitator was appointed, namely Dr Harriet Emerson from Adjust, to ensure the independence and integrity of the forum throughout this grid development project.

The first community forum meeting was held online in August 2022 and 4 further meetings were held in 2022 (3 online meetings in September, October & November) and the first face to face meeting with the group at Coolquay Lodge in October.

As the project progresses, post the recent public consultation in 2022, through major miles stones such as the Emerging Best Performing Option and Best Performing Option announcements on the project, we will continue to work very closely with the Community Forum to ensure local knowledge informs decisions on the project.

The groups insights and local knowledge continue to be valuable to the project. We looking forward to working with the members throughout 2023


July 2022

EirGrid wants to ensure that communities are at the heart of the decision making over the lifetime of the East Meath-North Dublin Grid Upgrade, and we want to listen to relevant input and key local knowledge to assist the project team in this decision making.

To begin the process of forming a Community Forum, we hosted an information evening online on the 14th of July 2022 at 7pm. This has informed communities and stakeholders about the Community Forum, an overview of it's remit and purpose, and an overview of the Community Benefit Fund.

The power point slides shared at this meeting are available here. You can watch the webinar here.


Membership of the Community Forum

If you are interested in become a member of the the community forum please contact grainne.duffy@eirgrid.com or Eoghan.osullivan@eirgrid.com for further details.

Our current membership is composed of representatives from the following organisations:


Fingal County Council


Fingal County Council


Meath County Council


Fingal Chamber


Meath Chamber


Tyrrelstown Residents Community Council


St Margarets Action Group 


Dunboyne AFC


Blackhall GAA Club


St Margarets GAA


St. Margarets Parish Hall Committee


St. Margarets The Ward


Craobh Ciarans GAA


Dunboyne Community Centre


Kilbride Tidy Towns


Scoil Bhríde Kilbride Parents Association


Grange Neighbours Group


St. Peter's G.A.A. Club Dunboyne


Batterstown Village Enhancement Assoc.

County Meath Chamber