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Sunday 29 January 2023 Dublin: 7°C

# Poolbeg

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2022
# Thunderstorms
Video shows Poolbeg stacks struck by lightning as thunderstorms break Dublin's hot spell
The spectacular light show was captured on film by a doctor walking up the stairs of St Vincent’s Hospital.
# Glass Bottle Site
Planning granted for 570 new homes in Dublin
It is the first phase of the development at the site of the former Irish Glass Bottle factory.
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# Defence Forces
Spot loud flashes and choppers flying over Ringsend this week? Don't worry it was just a drill
Exercise Viking Landing II took place at the Pigeon House, Poolbeg on Tuesday night.
# poolbeg site
Minister to meet with developers and Council to discuss €600k 'affordable' homes
The Journal reported in June around fears about how ‘affordable’ housing at Poolbeg in Dublin would be delivered.
The Journal reported in June around fears about how ‘affordable’ housing at Poolbeg in Dublin would be delivered.
The 37-acre site is one of the last large-scale pieces of development land left in Dublin city.
But concerns remain over the 'affordable' units which could cost as much as €600,000.
Catholic Church to 'reflect' on O'Brien's request to use land for housing
# Housing
Housing Minister says €600,000 'not an affordable home' as concerns loom over Poolbeg site
A Council official has said the affordable homes at Dublin’s “new suburb” could end up costing as much as €600,000.
O'Brien's comments come after The Journal reported on concerns last month about how 'affordable' housing at Poolbeg in Dublin would be delivered.
Planning permission to build the first 600 units at the site was lodged last weekend.
Dáil to discuss making homes at Poolbeg site 'genuinely affordable'
'It's not affordable if they cost €600,000': questions over house prices at 'new suburb' in Poolbeg
# Pembroke Quarter
Plans lodged to build 600 apartments on old bottle factory site in Poolbeg
The consortium behind the project is eager to begin construction early next year.
# Dublin
Dáil to discuss making homes at Poolbeg site 'genuinely affordable'
Sinn Féin’s housing spokesperson Eoin Ó Broin said Nama should transfer its stake in the site to the council.
# good information project
'It's not affordable if they cost €600,000': questions over house prices at 'new suburb' in Poolbeg
The 37-acre Poolbeg site in Ringsend is one of the last large-scale pieces of development land left in Dublin city.
# gaffs
Johnny Ronan to build 'new suburb' on old bottle factory site in Poolbeg
Nearly 1,000 social and affordable homes will be included in the development.
# the stacks
Foundations of iconic Poolbeg chimneys at risk of corrosion due to presence of sulphur
The ESB plans to carry out intrusive works on the towers this year.
The ESB said chemical analysis undertaken last year identified the presence of the corrosive element.
It's planned works will be carried out on the iconic chimneys this year, Cónal Thomas reports.
Councillor Dermot Lacey has called for the towers to be protected and repainted.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you like the Poolbeg chimneys in Dublin?
It’s been reported the chimneys may have to be encased in fibreglass or concrete to ensure their survival.
# Decision time
Plans for 25% of Poolbeg Glass Bottle site to be mix of social and affordable housing welcomed
The planning permission will see that close to 900 social and affordable homes will be built on the site.
# Poolbeg
A faulty sewage tank caused effluent to pour into Dublin Bay over the weekend
The fault occured at the Ringsend wastewater treatment plant.
# assault on precinct 13
Why a historic site next to the Poolbeg Towers could become Dublin's newest cultural hub
A motion from the Green Party seeks to secure the Pigeon House Precinct for cultural and green uses.
# affordable homes
'Intense discussions' underway to deliver 900 affordable homes on Poolbeg site
A public hearing on the plan is due this month.
# pigeon house road
Poolbeg incinerator facing charges of breaking its licence at Dublin 4 site
Dublin Waste to Energy has two months to decide how to plead.
# burn baby burn
The Poolbeg incinerator has started burning again after accident that hospitalised staff
The EPA also last week found a “moderate” infestation of flies at the site.
# Biblical
'It's disgusting': Fly infestation plagues Dublin residents and businesses
Locals say they have never seen anything like this number of flies before; one person described it as ‘biblical’.
# staff hospitalised
The EPA is taking legal action after the lime leak at the Poolbeg incinerator
While 11 staff were hospitalised, Covanta said that no members of the public were in danger from the incident.
# burning waste
Parents gather to discuss effect of 'incredibly stupid' Poolbeg incinerator
The activist group ‘Parents Against the Incinerator’ are holding a meeting this evening. Here’s a bit of what will be discussed.
# dangerous occurrence
Waste-burning suspended after lime-leak at Poolbeg incinerator
Last week, eleven workers were taken to hospital following an ‘unscheduled’ release of lime.
# lime leak
Dublin City councillors want real-time emissions data from the Poolbeg incinerator
Three investigations are ongoing after eleven workers at the plant were taken to hospital last week.
# Safety Concerns
Emissions data from first week of activity at Poolbeg incinerator yet to be published
Yesterday, 11 people were treated at hospital after an ‘uncontrolled release’ in the newly-opened plant.
# Burning issue
'We need clean air. We do not need accidents': Locals' fury as 11 incinerator staff hospitalised
Locals say they are concerned after yesterday’s lime leak.
# CONFIRMED
Up and running: 'First fire' of waste at controversial Poolbeg incinerator
The facility has started burning waste – two decades after it was first proposed.
# Social Housing
More than a quarter of homes in Poolbeg will be social and affordable housing
The deal was made between the city council, Department of Housing and the developers.
# firing up
The controversial Poolbeg incinerator has taken its first delivery of waste
The facility will fire up this weekend.
# view from ringsend
'I suppose we're f****** stuck with it': The Poolbeg incinerator is starting production
After years of holdups, the controversial plant is set to start burning waste this month.
# Dublin
ESB to step up security after teenager climbs Poolbeg chimney
A video has emerged of a Danish teenager climbing one of the landmark towers.
# do not try this at home
A teenager climbed the Poolbeg chimneys and filmed the entire thing
The ESB aren’t happy with him.
# Poolbeg
Strike ends at Dublin incinerator after management agrees to reinstate sacked workers
It’s understood the strike had taken place as a result of three workers being let go from their jobs by text message last Friday.
# Poolbeg
Plans for 3,000 homes on Dublin glass bottle site
Planning minister Simon Coveney has designated the huge site a strategic development zone.
# pretty chimneys
10 great photos of the Poolbeg chimneys
A lot of you are glad to see that they’re staying.
# electric feel
The Poolbeg chimneys are staying on the Dublin skyline
The ESB is keeping them, even though they don’t do anything.
# In the frame
People are loving this photographer's clever mirror image of Poolbeg towers
“I dragged my bedroom mirror down looking for an interesting image… my right arm is now two inches longer than my left!”
# Irish Water
These politicians want to know why they got legal advice they didn't ask for
The Public Accounts Committee was told it can’t question Irish Water boss John Tierney
# breaking ground
Work has started on the Poolbeg incinerator - but there's already a protest planned
The plant is being built by US energy company Covanta.
# Poolbeg
Councillors receive official notice of Poolbeg incinerator contract - 3 days after it was signed
The council CEO is understood to have described it as an “oversight” on his part not to inform the councillors sooner.
# Controversial
Councillors surprised and shocked to hear work will begin soon on Poolbeg incinerator
One councillor said it would have been “good manners and good practice” to contact them.
# at odds
"The fight's not over yet": Councillors vote against Poolbeg incinerator plan
The majority of Dublin City councillors and Dun Laoghaire/Rathdown councillors voted against, while Fingal councillors voted in favour of the plan.