Headline in tomorrow's Irish Independent is entitled "Council snub means Gormley can't stop incinerator". I've not seen the text of the article, but I understand that the council is advertising tomorrow for a Compulsory Purchase Order for land (which is owned presently by Dublin Port). The implications of the CPO is that the Poolbeg Incinerator won't actually need a foreshore licence in order to operate.
The implications of this are rather evident, rather than waiting for John Gormley's department to grant the licence for the foreshore licence Dublin City Council has found a means of bypassing the Minister.
Whilst the foreshore licence wasn't needed for construction of the incinerator, was originally to be required before it could be used. This CPO means the licence won't be necessary, meaning that Gormley won't be able to block the construction of the incinerator.
That said, Gormley and his department have insisted that they're not blocking the construction of the incinerator by not granting the foreshore licence - claiming the application is amongst a range of other applications not yet processed by the department.