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Dublin SF to hold anti-incinerator protest on East Link Bridge

13 February, 2004

Sinn Féin Representative for Dublin South East Daithí Doolan has urged communities across Dublin to ''participate in today's anti incinerator protest on the East Link Bridge.''

The protest will take place today from 5:30-7pm at Dublin's East Link Bridge.

Doolan called on both the government and City Council to ''reverse their plans for an incinerator for the Poolbeg Peninsula in Ringsend. The incinerator will be a disaster for Dublin on many levels including our health and environment.

Today's protest will give ordinary people an opportunity to voice their opposition to the hazardous incinerator. This protest is part of Sinn Féin's campaign to oppose incineration and to promote an alternative waste management plan.

We are committed to a sustainable waste management plan, not one based on increased consumption and incineration but on the reduction, reusing and recycling of waste. We cannot continue to burn or bury our waste. We must explore other alternatives, that is what our campaign is about.''

Mr. Doolan concluded by calling on the ''Minister for Environment and City Council to listen to the wishes of ordinary people. The bureaucrats need to listen to communities that will be most effected by their plans.''ENDS

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