Saturday 21 October 2017

Guinness fears DART plan will sink brewery

Diageo has fears over the €2bn underground DART
Diageo has fears over the €2bn underground DART
Joyce Fegan

Joyce Fegan

Guinness manufacturing giant Diageo fears the €2bn underground DART will sink the home of the black stuff.

Last night Diageo confirmed to the Irish Independent that Irish Rail plans to put the new line underneath its multi-million euro brewing plant at St James's Gate.

Last week, Irish Rail issued letters to 5,000 home and business owners whose lands could be seized for the construction of the new underground line, which has just received planning permission. Diageo is the biggest business to be affected.

A spokeswoman for Diageo last night said that it had received a letter from Irish Rail in recent days about the compulsory purchase of lands.

Irish Rail said planning permission has been granted with "conditions." One was that environmental risk management and the monitoring of buildings will be carried out at all times during the construction.

Irish Independent

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