Tuesday 21 November 2017

Judge says case against waste firm will proceed

Tom Tuite

A JUDGE has refused to throw out a case brought against waste management company Greyhound which is facing prosecution for breaching shipment of waste regulations.

It is alleged that five containers of waste which was of a nature and type that was prohibited from export for recovery to China, India and Indonesia were found at Dublin Port on January 13 and April 14, 2010.

Dublin City Council is attempting to prosecute Greyhound Recycling and Recovery under Regulation 9 (1) of the Waste Management (Shipments of Waste) Regulations 2007.

The company took over Dublin City Council's domestic waste collection service in January last year.

The case has been brought before Judge John O'Neill at Dublin District Court.

At an earlier stage, Louis McEntagart, counsel for Greyhound, which is based at Crag Avenue, Clondalkin, Dublin, argued that there was a prejudicial delay of two-and-a-half years in bringing the case. He asked the judge for a dismissal.

Judge O'Neill refused to dismiss or strike out the case. It was adjourned until April.

Irish Independent

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