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Thread: Council to bypass Gormley hurdle to proceed with incinerator

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    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.

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    Then I'm sure Mr Gormley will be happy to have one less application to deal with, and that he'll be glad to have more time to address the management deficiencies which have led to such an application backlog in his department.
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    that was in the paper today.... monday.
    We need to radically change every system that has enabled the wholesale destruction of the Irish landscape, rural and urban. There is no time for incremental step by step measures. The systems have failed utterly and the only hope for a real recovery requires the rule book to be torn up completely.

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    now yesterday
    We need to radically change every system that has enabled the wholesale destruction of the Irish landscape, rural and urban. There is no time for incremental step by step measures. The systems have failed utterly and the only hope for a real recovery requires the rule book to be torn up completely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alonso View Post
    that was in the paper today.... monday.
    The ad you mean?

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    If Gormley is remembered at all, it will be as the green minister for the environment who had so little influence, let alone power, that he could not stop a toxic power plant to burn rubbish in his own city centre constituency which made recycling uneconomic for years ie an absolute failure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Congalltee View Post
    If Gormley is remembered at all, it will be as the green minister for the environment who had so little influence, let alone power, that he could not stop a toxic power plant to burn rubbish in his own city centre constituency which made recycling uneconomic for years ie an absolute failure.
    Say's it all... No need to be wasting anymore ink or print on gormley !

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    Default Council's incinerator snub leaves Gormley powerless

    So where to next Green Hypocrite?

    A spokesman for the department said Mr Gormley could not comment on the move as he was precluded from doing so under the planning acts. But he said the taxpayer could be "massively exposed" to penalty payments if it goes ahead.
    The company suggested it could sue for breach of contract if the plant did not go ahead. Around 600 construction jobs are promised and 60 full-time posts when it is completed.
    Gormley is some tulip! We could be massively exposed to penalty payments. We are massively exposed to this already with his own brand of foolish green policy.

    God be with the days of the lightbulb debacle. It was so simple and childish then...

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    Good!

    Gormless is a NIMBY!

    He needs to do something about the ragwort infestation on our roadsides - that kills animals and it's removal is a legal requirement!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aindriu View Post
    He needs to do something about the ragwort infestation on our roadsides - that kills animals and it's removal is a legal requirement!
    I can't believe this has been overlooked! Where are our priorities?! Jaysis wept.
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