Protest planned in Limerick after Irish Cement given green light to…

first_imgLimerick centre needed to tackle environmental issues Minister asked to review need for more incinerators in Limerick Print Facebook Twitter NewsEnvironmentProtest planned in Limerick after Irish Cement given green light to burn alternative fuelsBy David Raleigh – September 20, 2019 1043 WhatsApp Linkedin Email Opponents of Irish Cement’s incinerator plan taking part in a protest march in 2018 in Limerick.Photo: Cian ReinhardtA protest march is to take place in Limerick next month after controversial plans by Irish Cement Limited to burn alternative fuels, including used tyres, were given the green light by the EPA, subject to conditions and appeal process.There was a widespread shock this Thursday when residents, politicians, and groups opposed to the company’s licence application, received confirmation that the Environmental Protection Agency were allowing the €10m project proceed, subject to a 28-day appeal process.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Claire Keating, a local resident, and spokeswoman with Limerick Against Pollution (LAP),  said she was “shocked” and “extremely disappointed” the decision.Ms Keating said “4,400 objections” were lodged against the plans.“We will be pursuing lots of avenues to stop this. We definitely will be launching an appeal, and we plan on requesting an oral hearing. We are also seeking legal advice, and we have been onto MEPS in Europe too.”“A protest march is planned to take place at City Hall (Limerick) on the 5th of October. We are not going to give up,” Ms Keating explained.The deadline for objections to be submitted against Irish Cement’s proposal is October 15th.Fianna Fáil Councillor James Collins, said it was a “hugely disappointing decision” which he claimed “will damage public health and Limerick’s reputation as a clean, green city”.Cllr Collins said the area where waste will be burned is “adjacent to a public park, four schools”.The EPA’s “Proposed Determination” on Irish Cement’s application “provides for the acceptance of non-hazardous waste materials to be used as alternative fuels and raw materials, up to a maximum of 90,000 tonnes per annum”.The EPA said there were “more than 100 individual conditions relating to the environmental management, operation, control and monitoring of the installation”.It added it was “satisfied that the emissions from the installation when operated in accordance with the conditions of the proposed licence will meet all required environmental protection standards and will not endanger human health or harm the environment in the vicinity of the installation or over a wider area”.Sinn Fein TD, Maurice Quinlivan said he was “appalled”, and added, “this is a toxic decision by the Environmental Protection Agency”.Welcoming the EPA’s decision, a spokesman for Irish Cement the company “will study the details of the proposed licence before making any further comment”.The EPA’s decision follows a decision in April 2018, by An Bord Pleanala to grant permission for the replacement of fossil fuels at Irish Cement’s production plants in Limerick and at Platin, Co Meath, which were both opposed by environmental groups.Limerick City and County Council had initially granted the company permission to go ahead with its plans.Last December Irish Cement pleaded guilty before Limerick District Court in a Prosecutions brought by the EPA, to breaching the terms of its industrial emissions licence at its Limerick plant and received a €4,000 fine.The court heard a thick “glue-like” dust leaked from its production plant, causing damage to nearby homes, cars and gardens.At the time, Irish Cement had three previous convictions for similar breaches of its industrial licence, including two in July, 2018 and one in 2007.center_img Previous articleNew music from Paddy MulcahyNext articleLeon’s Lifeline getting set for Fundraising Demo with Rachel Allen David Raleigh Limerick on Covid watch list Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Advertisement TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites TAGSEnvironmentIrish CementLimerick City and CountyNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Odds & Ends: Debra Messing & Will Chase Split & More

first_imgHere’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today.Debra Messing & Will Chase Split Broadway alums Debra Messing and Will Chase have ended their relationship after dating for two and a half years. Us Weekly reports that the pair, who found love on Smash, intend to remain close friends. In happier news, Messing’s new TV series The Mysteries of Laura has received a full season, 22-episode order from NBC. You can check it out on Wednesdays at 8PM.Madam Secretary, Starring a Host of B’way Vets, is a HitThere’s more good TV tidings for some of our other Great White Way faves including Bebe Neuwirth, Patina Miller and Sebastian Arcelus, along with Jersey Boys standout Erich Bergen—CBS has picked up a full season of episodes of their series Madam Secretary. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the political drama is Sunday’s most-watched scripted show and has been averaging 13.5 million viewers.Tracey Ullman on Into the Woods & The Band Wagon on B’wayTracey Ullman has found some solace in her work after her hubby Allan McKeown died on Christmas Eve. She told the New York Daily News that filming the Into the Woods movie “was fantastic because I had that focus during a terrible time.” The Emmy winner is also set to appear in the potentially Broadway-bound The Band Wagon at City Center, although she isn’t sure she’d transfer with the show: “One of the things that appeals to me about this is that it’s not a huge time commitment.” Whatever the case, we’re just pleased we get to see her on stage and screen soon!Nathan Lane & Andrea Martin Get RevealingTony winners Nathan Lane and Andrea Martin stopped by Watch What Happens Live on October 27 and got quizzed about their favorite (and not so favorite) co-stars. Watch their answers below and speaking of co-stars, keep an eye out for Lane’s It’s Only a Play colleague Micah Stock, who was doing an admirable job bartending (although we think he’s better at coat-checking). Nathan Lane Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on June 7, 2015 View Commentscenter_img It’s Only a Play Star Files Andrea Martinlast_img read more

Moreno set to have high price tag

first_imgLiverpool could face more frustration in their pursuit of summer transfers after Sevilla president Jose Castro warned left-back Alberto Moreno will not come cheap. The 21-year-old has been a target for Reds boss Brendan Rodgers for some time and while there have been talks between the two clubs, they have yet to agree a fee. Liverpool’s improved £25million bid for Adam Lallana has already been rebuffed by Southampton, who will not consider selling anyone until they have a new manager in place, and now Castro is talking up the price of Moreno. “We have received no communications in that regard. “In this last season, Fabio gave a considerable contribution towards keeping Sunderland up. “He was praised by everyone, especially by the Liverpool manager Rodgers. “So, after his holidays he will go back to Liverpool to prepare for the new season wearing the shirt of this historic club. “He wants to compete with everyone and be an extra resource for the coach and the team. “Borini could be of use to any team, but no-one has contacted us and his desire is to show what he’s got at Liverpool.” “It’s true that there’s interest from Liverpool and we’re waiting to see if that turns into a reality, which right now, it isn’t,” the president told the club’s television channel. “What I’m clear about is that we’ll not force anyone to stay at Sevilla. “Whoever wants to leave can do so – but we’ll be the ones setting the prices. “This club is experiencing a time of economic stability and we don’t need to sell. “We’re going to be firm about this and we’ll only consider selling outside the market, which gives us the opportunity to make our team competitive.” With a World Cup just around the corner, Rodgers is trying to get his business done early but aside from Rickie Lambert, who Southampton let go for a fee of £4m, deals for Lallana, Moreno and Bayer Leverkusen’s Emre Can are far from completed. Lambert’s arrival on Monday has bolstered Liverpool’s attacking options but fellow forward Fabio Borini, who spent last season on loan at Sunderland, does not intend to be forced out by the England international. “Does Lambert’s arrival close the door on Fabio Borini? No, I don’t think so,” Borini’s agent Marco De Marchi told Press Associationlast_img read more

Sunderland winger Emanuele Giaccherini joins Serie A Bologna

first_img Press Association Giaccherini has now returned to full fitness but will feel his way back into the game with Delio Rossi’s Bologna, who have started the new Italian season with two defeats having won the Serie B play-off final in June. A statement published on on Monday evening confirmed the 21-time Italy international had moved to the Stadio Renato dall’Ara. The Tuscan forged his reputation with Cesena, earning a move to Juventus in 2011 and winning the Scudetto in both his years in Turin. Impressive performances for Italy at Euro 2012 helped raise his profile and he scored the fastest goal in Azzurri history during a friendly meeting with Haiti in June 2013. The 30-year-old joined the Black Cats from Juventus in July 2013 and made 24 Barclays Premier League appearances, scoring four goals, during his first season with the club. An ankle injury and subsequent surgery restricted him to only eight league appearances during the 2014-15 campaign, however. center_img Sunderland have allowed Italy winger Emanuele Giaccherini to join newly-promoted Serie A side Bologna on a season-long loan.last_img read more