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Wednesday 29 November 2023 Dublin: 1°C
Dust Anyone?

An estate in Limerick was covered with dust over the weekend

Irish Cement says the dust is harmless.

RESIDENTS OF AN estate in Limerick awoke on Sunday to find their cars and gardens covered in dust.

Residents in Castlemungret awoke on Sunday to find an accidental dust emission from the nearby Irish Cement factory had covered the estate.

Local resident Emily Dobosz told that she had left her home over concerns about the dust, but a spokesperson said that it is harmless.


“On Saturday morning there was a dust emission from the Irish Cement plant at Castlemungret in Limerick.

There is no risk to the public arising from this incident. In accordance with company policy and licence requirements, Irish Cement notified the Environmental Protection Agency of the emission.


“Irish Cement has been engaging with local residents since Saturday morning and acknowledges that inconvenience was caused.

Irish Cement regrets this inconvenience and has provided a number of car washes on foot of the dust emission for local residents. Irish Cement will continue to engage with the local community on this issue.

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Emily says that while residents have been offered free car washes, she wants to know specifically what was in the dust and says that she has collected a sample which she will hand over to Limerick County Council.

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