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Sinn Féin representatives in Meath, Louth and Armagh come together to oppose Carronstown incinerator

26 February, 2005


Sinn Féin representatives Councillor Joe Reilly, Arthur Morgan TD and Newry and Mourne Councillor Pat McGinn were in East Meath today to oppose the proposed incinerator at Carronstown. They were joined by party Chairperson Mitchel McLaughlin. Party members from all three counties will attend the EPA hearings on the incinerator in the Boyne Valley Hotel on Monday 7th March.

Councillor Reilly said:

"Sinn Féin representatives from Meath, Louth and Armagh came together in East Meath today to voice our opposition to the proposed incinerator at Carronstown. This is an issue that affects people, not just in Meath, but people across the entire North East.

"Sinn Féin believes that there is no justification for incineration. It produces toxins which are detrimental to the health of communities in which the incinerators are situated and flies in the face of any real environmental waste management strategy. Incineration creates a major disincentive for the reduction and recycling of waste as incinerators need to be fed large volumes of waste to remain viable. We need proper commitment and investment from the Department of Environment Heritage and Local Government to a waste management policy based on reduction, reuse and recycle guided by the ultimate goal of zero waste.

"Sinn Féin has lodged a formal appeal with the Environmental Protection Agency against the granting of a Waste Licence to Indaver Ireland to operate an incinerator at Carronstown in Meath. On March 7th Sinn Féin representatives from Meath, Louth and Armagh will attend the EPA hearings in the Boyne Valley Hotel and set out in detail our objections to incineration."ENDS

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