Kevin Humphreys
Spokesperson on Transport, Tourism and Sport
Dublin Bay South

Misfire Incinerator burning hole in City Budget

Issued : Tuesday 8 December, 2009

Cllr Kevin Humphreys calls on the Minister for Environment and the Dublin City Manager to halt the construction of Poolbeg Incinerator, due start on the 14th of December.



Information brought to the attention of City Management and Cllr Kevin Humphreys, by IWMA, that if the construction starts it will be in clear breach of An Bord Pleanala planning conditions:


  • Planning condition 8: Requiring monitoring of existing fish diversity prior to commencement of constructions.


  • Planning condition 13b: That monitoring of the use by wild fowl of the grass lands located south of the wastewater treatment plant be carried out for a period of at least one year.


Cllr Kevin Humphreys lodged today, with The Planning Enforcement Office, a formal complaint for breaching conditions imposed on the construction of the ill-advised Incinerator.


At the next Council Meeting Cllr Humphreys will seeking answer to the following questions:


  • Has a foreshore licence been granted?
  • Has permission been given for the construction of a water pumping facility
  • Is the land to house this facility presently owned by the City Council or the Developer?
  • Will new planning permission be necessary as a result of the EPA's request for the latest technology be incorporated into the plant?
  • Is there any necessity for further purchase of land to facilitate the development at this location?


This and many other important questions still need to be answered.


Speaking tonight Cllr Humphreys called on the City Manager to delay the commencement of construction until these questions are answered and the legal challenge by the Minister for the Environment and Local Government is finished. The City can not afford to waste money on this unneeded and unwanted scheme.

Kevin HumphreysSpokesperson on Transport, Tourism and Sport

Ireland - Dublin : Dublin Bay South
Work Address:
Leinster House
Kildare Street
Dublin 2

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