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Thursday 17 April 2014

'Weak' Poolbeg team slammed for costs spiral

AN audit of the Poolbeg incinerator project has criticised Dublin City Council for escalating costs totalling more than €80m.

The Local Government Auditor's report criticises the project management team for being "weak" and "not adequate".

It pointed out that consultant costs spiralled from the original contract for €8m to more than €24m, with some €3m spent on PR.

City Manager John Tierney has apologised for shortcomings, and said increased costs were due to "obstacles, complaints and queries" that have arisen in relation to Poolbeg.

Councillors have called for an immediate end to the project and criticised council bosses for the mismanagement of public funds.

Irish Independent

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