Brian Stanley TD Welcomes Vote to Abandon Poolbeg Incinerator
Brian Stanley TD, Sinn Féin Spokesperson on the Environment has welcomed last night’s decision by Dublin City Council to abandon plans to build a waste incinerator at Poolbeg. He also called on the City Manager Eoin Keegan to withdraw what Deputy Stanley claims is a spurious threat that scrapping the plan will cost €150 million.
Deputy Stanley said:
“I am sure that residents of Dublin will welcome this decision. The failed project has already cost €100 million since it was first proposed in 1997. Now the City Manager is claiming that it will cost a further €150 million on the basis of some spurious ‘letter of comfort’ that no-one has seen. He must withdraw that threat.
“Sinn Féin has argued from the outset that not only is an incinerator a threat to people’s health, but that it is unnecessary on the basis that it should be possible to move towards a ‘zero waste’ position.”