Sunday 19 November 2017

Crean company intends to sue firm linked to Ronan

'In a statement to the Sunday Independent, IMS confirmed that it intended to issue legal proceedings “imminently” against Spencer Place Development Company.' (Stock picture)
'In a statement to the Sunday Independent, IMS confirmed that it intended to issue legal proceedings “imminently” against Spencer Place Development Company.' (Stock picture)
Gavin McLoughlin

Gavin McLoughlin

A company linked to developer Pat Crean intends to sue a company linked to rival developer Johnny Ronan.

The spat is on foot of waste material dumped at a landfill in north Co Dublin that the Crean company Integrated Materials Solutions (IMS) is in the process of purchasing.

The material comes from a large site at Spencer Dock on Dublin's quays, where the Ronan company has plans for a major mixed-use development.

Crean's representatives say the material is hazardous and have written to Ronan's representatives asking for the waste to be remediated.

Ronan's representatives responded by saying they rejected the assertion that hazardous waste was deposited at the site, and would not give an undertaking to remediate it.

In a statement to the Sunday Independent, IMS confirmed that it intended to issue legal proceedings "imminently" against Spencer Place Development Company.

"The Environmental Protection Agency is investigating and IMS is cooperating fully with them. Our primary objective is to secure a satisfactory resolution of this matter, and we will work with the EPA," it said.

Ronan declined to comment.

The two developers have also been in dispute over a separate site on the other side of the River Liffey, where a Ronan company owns the freehold interests of some parts of the site and the Crean company owns the leasehold interests.

Crean's former business partner was the high-profile developer Greg Kavanagh, who exited the men's business late last year.

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