A local TD has highlighted the delay in the issuing of guidelines on wind energy and solar farms in the Dáil.
Fianna Fáil deputy Robert Troy was seeking clarification for communities affected by the farms at a time when he said we have to embrace renewable energy.
Campaigners have long been demanding that a review be undertaken of the 2006 Wind Energy Development Guidelines claiming they are now outdated.
Speaking in the Dáil, the Longford/Westmeath deputy called for the Government to outline when the guidelines will be unveiled.
In response, Tanaiste Simon Coveney said that there was a consultation process undertaken in respect of the guidelines.
Separately, it was his understanding that Housing & Planning Minister Eoghan Murphy, whose department carried out the review is close to announcing the final guidelines.