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The disused quarry in Dublin might be turned into a waste storage facility

There has been concern about the potential damage to wildlife in the area.

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A WASTE LICENCE has been sought for a quarry in north county Dublin.

Milverton Quarry has recently been out of operation and there has been local opposition to the changing of its use.

Roadstone, a construction company, have placed the application for the Waste Licence with the Environmental Protection Agency. If the application for a licence is successful it will allow 400,000 tonnes of stone and soil per annum to be put into the quarry with the purpose of filling the existing void.


The quarry area is currently the property of Roadstone.

There has been concern locally about potential damage that could be caused to wildlife in the quarry. 

Peregrine falcons – a species afforded the highest possible legal protection under Irish and European law – reside in the quarry.

As part of the application for the Waste Licence the company have included a provision where a area of west-facing cliff face measuring between eight to ten metres in height as a minimum will remain exposed.

The deadline for opposition to the licence is 11 February.



In response to a query from, Roadstone issued a statement that:

Roadstone has applied to the Environmental Protection Agency for a waste licence in respect of a proposed inert waste recovery facility on its lands at Milverton, Skerries, Co. Dublin. This application is currently under consideration and as this process is on-going, Roadstone do not wish to comment on the application.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency the project is classified as a recovery operation as is not a landfill for the recovery of waste.

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