Burning issue turns to farce
Published 12/11/2010 | 05:00
THE uniquely Irish farce surrounding the proposed waste incinerator at Poolbeg in Dublin, orchestrated by an obdurate Environment Minister, is about to have its first expensive consequence for the taxpayer.
By the end of next month, there will be no more landfill space available in the Dublin area for waste collected by Dublin City Council and South Dublin County Council. We now face the ridiculous situation whereby Dublin rubbish will have to be sent to dumps in Cavan, Kildare and as far afield as Limerick, Galway and Monaghan at an estimated cost of €20m.
The insane exercise is a consequence of John Gormley's opposition to the building of the new incinerator in his constituency.