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Sinn Féin confident of anti incineration victory at tonight's meeting of Dublin City Council

14 September, 2004


Sinn Féin representative for Dublin South East, Councillor Daithí Doolan, speaking in advance of tonight's meeting of Dublin City Council which will discuss the City Development Plan said "Sinn Féin has tabled a motion at tonight's meeting calling for the site of the proposed incinerator on the Poolbeg Peninsula to be rezoned for industry which complies with a non thermal treatment policy. I have contacted every councillor on the Dublin City Council and am very confident that this anti incineration motion will be carried."

Speaking ahead of tonight‚s debate on the City Development plan Cllr Doolan said:

"Sinn Féin's motion calls for the site of the proposed incineration on Poolbeg Peninsula to be rezoned for industry which is in compliance with a non thermal treatment policy. If passed tonight, it will ensure that no incinerator can be built on this peninsula without the City Council‚s approval. It will also give City Councillors the opportunity to rezone other land in line with a non thermal treatment policy.

"This is an important motion if we are to deal with the current waste crisis. Nobody is under any doubt that we face a waste crisis, but simply building an incinerator in the Ringsend - Sandymount area will not provide us with the solution. Indeed international research has shown that incineration, far from being part of the solution, actually contributes to the problem. We need a waste management plan that goes to the root of the waste problem. This can only happen by implementing a Zero Waste Strategy for the Dublin region which reduces the waste we produce, by reusing and investing in our recycling industry.

"I have contacted every Councillor on Dublin City Council and am confident of their support tonight. This issue is too important to be reduced to party politics. Incineration is bad for Dublin and I believe all parties know that." ENDS

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