Fianna Fáil Councillor for Dublin Bay South, Jim O’Callaghan, has called on Dublin City Council Chief Executive, Owen Keegan, to terminate the contract for the construction of the Poolbeg Incinerator.
Mr Keegan previously stated that a decision on whether to proceed with the incinerator would be made after the EU’s investigation into two complaints about the project were concluded.
Cllr O’Callaghan commented: “The European Commission ruled three months ago on 7 May that the Poolbeg Incinerator project did not breach State Aid rules. The Chief Executive told Councillors that a decision on the future of the Incinerator would be made following the ruling.
“Three months have now passed and no decision has been made. The Chief Executive needs to scrap this wasteful project promptly. The longer this indecision proceeds the greater will be the financial drain on the city.
“To date over €100 million has been spent on this project which was planned for a different era. A project of this size will deter recycling and have a detrimental impact on one of Dublin’s most scenic areas. The Chief Executive needs to heed the views of the elected representatives of Dublin City who have consistently opposed this project,” concluded Cllr O’Callaghan.