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# incinerator - Thursday 31 May, 2018

Planning permission granted for controversial incinerator in Ringaskiddy

Waste company Indaver has been granted permission by An Bord Pleanála to build the waste-to-energy incinerator in Cork Harbour.

# incinerator - Tuesday 27 March, 2018

Poolbeg incinerator operator fined for breaking environmental protection licence

The incinerator is run by The Dublin Waste to Energy project.

# incinerator - Tuesday 28 November, 2017

Poolbeg incinerator facing charges of breaking its licence at Dublin 4 site

Dublin Waste to Energy has two months to decide how to plead.

# incinerator - 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’.

# incinerator - 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.

# incinerator - Monday 24 April, 2017

The controversial Poolbeg incinerator has taken its first delivery of waste

The facility will fire up this weekend.

# incinerator - Sunday 9 April, 2017

Wexford father-of-three dies following domestic accident involving incinerator

The tragic accident occurred yesterday morning.

# incinerator - 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.

# incinerator - Saturday 11 March, 2017

Feel it's too late to do anything about the Poolbeg incinerator? Not so

Fear of an incinerator in the city of Dublin is not irrational – and we need to demand better controls and monitoring before it begins to burn.

# incinerator - Thursday 5 May, 2016

Controversial incinerator will need a no-fly-zone, says Defence Forces

An Bord Pleanala is due to make a decision on the incinerator in July.

# incinerator - Saturday 9 January, 2016

The 15-year battle to build an incinerator in Cork is still going

Campaigners say they will fight it.

# incinerator - 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.

# incinerator - 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.

# incinerator - 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.

# incinerator - 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.

# incinerator - 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.

# incinerator - 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.

# incinerator - 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.

# incinerator - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

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

But the taxpayer could lose €96 million.

# incinerator - Saturday 3 August, 2013

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.

# incinerator - Friday 2 November, 2012

Date for Poolbeg waste plant postponed - again

More than five years after the first contract was signed, the deadline for recommencing work at the Poolbeg site has been pushed back again.

# incinerator - Monday 1 October, 2012

Dublin councils have spent €91 million on Poolbeg plant so far

Dublin city manager John Tierney says the council is looking to extend the deadline for construction to begin on the site.

# incinerator - Saturday 6 August, 2011

Ireland’s dependence on landfills 'unacceptably high'

Incineration has a “role to play” in Ireland, both for treating waste and providing energy, according to the Department for the Environment.

Poll: Does incineration have a 'role to play' in Ireland? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Does incineration have a 'role to play' in Ireland?

The Department of the Environment has said that incineration has a “role to play” in Ireland, both for treating waste and providing energy – but what do you think?

# incinerator - Thursday 20 January, 2011

Poolbeg operator says levies bill breaches EU directive

Covanta, the company building the incinerator at Poolbeg, says John Gormley’s levies bill risks substantial EU fines.

# incinerator - Sunday 5 September, 2010

€200m bill for Dublin City Council if it pulls the Poolbeg plug

The city council tells John Gormley that whoever triggers the contract’s break clause will be hit heavily.