Poolbeg incinerator opponents consider European challenge

Critics of the Poolbeg Incinerator in Dublin say they'll take their fight against the project back to Europe.

Poolbeg incinerator opponents consider European challenge

Critics of the Poolbeg Incinerator in Dublin say they'll take their fight against the project back to Europe.

The project now looks likely to go ahead after city council management wrote to councillors with a strong recommendation the project proceed. The head of Dublin City Council said abandoning the project now would be a waste of money.

Local Councillor Chris Andrews says the choice of location for the incinerator makes very little sense.

"[It] will mean a huge increase in volume of traffic in an area that is already a car park. It's like putting a huge piece of infrastructure at the top of a cul-de-sac."

"It doesn't make any sense."

He also criticised Government policy in the area in constructing the multi-million project and spending nothing in other areas such as housing.

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