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No contact from Hogan on Poolbeg incinerator, says council

THE manager of Dublin City Council last night confirmed he has not spoken to the new Environment Minister about the Poolbeg incinerator.

City Manager John Tierney said no contact has taken place with Minister Phil Hogan in relation to the controversial €350m project.

Construction on the project is set to restart by the end of April -- almost one year since work on the facility was stopped.

Last year work on the project was halted after former Environment Minister John Gormley failed to approve a foreshore licence, which was originally lodged in 2008.

However, at the start of the year it was confirmed the council would begin working with Covanta, the developers of the plant, on restarting the project.

Mr Tierney said he was not aware that there would be another review of the council's contract for the incinerator.