Councillor warned not to stop bin collections
Published 09/08/2014 | 02:30
Greyhound Recycling has been granted an injunction restraining Dublin councillor Gino Kenny from blockading the company's bin lorries collecting waste.
Barrister Louis McEntagart told the High Court that Greyhound was also seeking injunctions to restrain picketers from interfering with the company's waste collection around the city.
He told Mr Justice Garrett Sheehan that more than 60 workers had been engaged in a dispute with the waste collection company over pay since June last.
In a video shown to the court, Mr Kenny could be seen obstructing a lorry trying to leave Greyhound premises in Clondalkin, Dublin, in July last. Mr Kenny had later been arrested by the Gardai.
Mr McEntagart told Judge Sheehan that Greyhound was worried about health and safety issues.
Judge Sheehan made an order restraining Kenny from acting in a threatening and/or intimidating manner towards employees seeking to enter or leave Greyhound's premises and its waste collectors.
The judge adjourned similar applications to be made by Greyhound against Dublin South Central TD, Joan Collins, and local councillors Patrick Dunne and Tina Mac Veigh.
Mr McEntagart said there was urgency in the case as the company could not collect waste properly.
All outstanding matters were adjourned to Thursday next.