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de Brún to raise waste management issues with Minister Gormley

19 November, 2007


Sinn Féin MEP, Bairbre de Brún who is today involved in a range of meetings in Dublin as part of a high level delegation from the European Parliament's Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety has said that 'Waste management is a key issue facing Ireland, North and South in the time ahead'.

Ms de Brún who is shadowing this important portfolio at EU level continued:

"Today's meeting with Minister John Gormley and environmental organisations will provide important opportunities to clarify how the Irish Government will act at EU, national and local levels.

"We need to emphasise the prevention of waste, reuse and recycling. Incineration is one of the least environmentally friendly options. Ireland needs to put major resources and policy emphasis on the more positive levels of the waste hierarchy." ENDS

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