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Dublin: 13 °C Thursday 19 October, 2017


# poolbeg - Friday 14 July, 2017

The Poolbeg incinerator has started burning again after accident that hospitalised staff

The EPA also last week found a “moderate” infestation of flies at the site.

# poolbeg - Saturday 8 July, 2017

'It's disgusting': Fly infestation plagues Dublin residents and businesses

Locals say they have never seen anything like this number of flies before; one person described it as ‘biblical’.

# poolbeg - Friday 7 July, 2017

The EPA is taking legal action after the lime leak at the Poolbeg incinerator

While 11 staff were hospitalised, Covanta said that no members of the public were in danger from the incident.

# poolbeg - Tuesday 20 June, 2017

Parents gather to discuss effect of 'incredibly stupid' Poolbeg incinerator

The activist group ‘Parents Against the Incinerator’ are holding a meeting this evening. Here’s a bit of what will be discussed.

# poolbeg - Wednesday 14 June, 2017

Waste-burning suspended after lime-leak at Poolbeg incinerator

Last week, eleven workers were taken to hospital following an ‘unscheduled’ release of lime.

# poolbeg - Monday 12 June, 2017

Dublin City councillors want real-time emissions data from the Poolbeg incinerator

Three investigations are ongoing after eleven workers at the plant were taken to hospital last week.

# poolbeg - Friday 9 June, 2017

Emissions data from first week of activity at Poolbeg incinerator yet to be published

Yesterday, 11 people were treated at hospital after an ‘uncontrolled release’ in the newly-opened plant.

# poolbeg - Thursday 8 June, 2017

'We need clean air. We do not need accidents': Locals' fury as 11 incinerator staff hospitalised

Locals say they are concerned after yesterday’s lime leak.

# poolbeg - Monday 5 June, 2017

Up and running: 'First fire' of waste at controversial Poolbeg incinerator

The facility has started burning waste – two decades after it was first proposed.

# poolbeg - Friday 19 May, 2017

More than a quarter of homes in Poolbeg will be social and affordable housing

The deal was made between the city council, Department of Housing and the developers.

# poolbeg - Monday 24 April, 2017

The controversial Poolbeg incinerator has taken its first delivery of waste

The facility will fire up this weekend.

# poolbeg - Sunday 2 April, 2017

'I suppose we're f****** stuck with it': The Poolbeg incinerator is starting production

After years of holdups, the controversial plant is set to start burning waste this month.

# poolbeg - Monday 5 December, 2016

ESB to step up security after teenager climbs Poolbeg chimney Dublin This post contains videos

ESB to step up security after teenager climbs Poolbeg chimney

A video has emerged of a Danish teenager climbing one of the landmark towers.

From The Daily Edge A teenager climbed the Poolbeg chimneys and filmed the entire thing Do Not Try This At Home

A teenager climbed the Poolbeg chimneys and filmed the entire thing

The ESB aren’t happy with him.

# poolbeg - Tuesday 24 May, 2016

Strike ends at Dublin incinerator after management agrees to reinstate sacked workers

It’s understood the strike had taken place as a result of three workers being let go from their jobs by text message last Friday.

# poolbeg - Friday 20 May, 2016

Plans for 3,000 homes on Dublin glass bottle site

Planning minister Simon Coveney has designated the huge site a strategic development zone.

# poolbeg - Thursday 30 April, 2015

10 great photos of the Poolbeg chimneys Pretty Chimneys This post contains images

10 great photos of the Poolbeg chimneys

A lot of you are glad to see that they’re staying.

# poolbeg - Wednesday 29 April, 2015

The Poolbeg chimneys are staying on the Dublin skyline

The ESB is keeping them, even though they don’t do anything.

# poolbeg - Thursday 5 February, 2015

People are loving this photographer's clever mirror image of Poolbeg towers

“I dragged my bedroom mirror down looking for an interesting image… my right arm is now two inches longer than my left!”

# poolbeg - Thursday 23 October, 2014

These politicians want to know why they got legal advice they didn’t ask for

The Public Accounts Committee was told it can’t question Irish Water boss John Tierney

# poolbeg - Tuesday 21 October, 2014

Work has started on the Poolbeg incinerator - but there's already a protest planned

The plant is being built by US energy company Covanta.

# poolbeg - Monday 22 September, 2014

Councillors receive official notice of Poolbeg incinerator contract - 3 days after it was signed

The council CEO is understood to have described it as an “oversight” on his part not to inform the councillors sooner.

# poolbeg - Sunday 21 September, 2014

Councillors surprised and shocked to hear work will begin soon on Poolbeg incinerator

One councillor said it would have been “good manners and good practice” to contact them.

# poolbeg - Monday 8 September, 2014

"The fight's not over yet": Councillors vote against Poolbeg incinerator plan

The majority of Dublin City councillors and Dun Laoghaire/Rathdown councillors voted against, while Fingal councillors voted in favour of the plan.

# poolbeg - Friday 5 September, 2014

Poolbeg incinerator is set to go ahead

The €500 million incinerator will process over 550,000 tonnes of waste each year.

# poolbeg - Tuesday 5 August, 2014

From The Daily Edge Ever wondered what it looks like inside the Poolbeg chimneys? Poolbeg

# poolbeg - Tuesday 22 July, 2014

The fog is back, folks… But temperatures are set to soar again tomorrow

It’s set to hit 27 degrees tomorrow…. Almost puts you in mind of the great heatwave of 2013, doesn’t it? Ah, the memories.

# poolbeg - Monday 14 July, 2014

Emergency motion to protect Poolbeg Chimneys to be raised today

The chimneys have been in place since the 1970s and are visible over much of Dublin city.

# poolbeg - Wednesday 7 May, 2014

Controversial Poolbeg plan gets green light from EU

But TD Kevin Humphreys still thinks the plans should be scrapped, saying today it is a waste of taxpayers’ money.

# poolbeg - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

It’s the middle of the week now and here’s everything you need to know before 9am.

Post-mortem due on unidentified body found on Dublin beach

The male in his 30s was discovered yesterday.

# poolbeg - Saturday 15 March, 2014

From The Daily Edge 27 pints you must sample in Ireland before you die The Black Stuff

# poolbeg - Tuesday 4 March, 2014

Dublin City councillors vote to scrap Poolbeg plan

The City Manager, however, says no decision has been made on the project.

# poolbeg - Thursday 13 February, 2014

Company behind Poolbeg incinerator will 'see how it plays out'

The Green Party says questions from investors show the “folly” of the plan.

# poolbeg - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

Poolbeg incinerator company may look for repayment if project doesn’t go ahead

But the taxpayer could lose €96 million.

# poolbeg - Saturday 21 December, 2013

Here's how much Poolbeg is worth now (and how much has been spent on it)

The costs of the proposed Poolbeg incinerator are now approaching €100 million – but construction is still yet to begin.

# poolbeg - Sunday 15 September, 2013

Dublin City Council spent almost €200k a month on Poolbeg consultancy fees

The stalled Poolbeg incinerator project has cost over €90 million over more than ten years – even though construction has yet to start on it…

# poolbeg - Saturday 3 August, 2013

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Good morning! Here are nine things you want to know as you start your day.

Poolbeg incinerator plan delayed (again) but controversial clause gets dumped

There is still no date for when building will start on the Poolbeg incinerator, which has been in the works for over a decade.

# poolbeg - Tuesday 1 January, 2013

Column: Why Irish ‘chick lit’ is the true barometer of our time

Following in the footsteps of Maeve Binchy, Irish female authors are capturing what really matters to people today, writes novelist Michelle Jackson.

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