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Doolan - Company closes due to treatment plant odour

20 September, 2005

Sinn Féin's Dublin Environment Spokesperson & Representative for Dublin South East, Councillor Daithí Doolan, today expressed deep concern, "that a company here in Ringsend has been forced to close due to the ongoing odour from the City's waste treatment plant."

Speaking this afternoon in Ringsend, Cllr. Doolan said:

"I deeply concerned at the news that a local business has had to close and move their premises due to the ongoing foul odour coming form the waste treatment plant on the Poolbeg Peninsula. I spoke to the company today and they confirmed that one of the main reasons that Ringsend Builder's Providers has had to close up and move was the stench from the treatment plant.

"The City management must assume responsibility for any job loses here in Ringsend. Every time the issue of the foul smell is raised I have been told the problem is at hand and a solution will be found. Yet now the situation is so bad the plant is costing our community jobs. This flies in the face of any confidence the public can have in the same City Council management opening and running an incinerator in Ringsend."

In conclusion Cllr. Doolan, demanded, "a full and open explanation from the City Manager as to why the plant remains disfunctional while jobs are being lost in the area." ENDS

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