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#Poolbeg

# poolbeg - Tuesday 19 July, 2022

Video shows Poolbeg stacks struck by lightning as thunderstorms break Dublin's hot spell
# Thunderstorms
# Thunderstorms

Video shows Poolbeg stacks struck by lightning as thunderstorms break Dublin's hot spell

Jul 19th 2022, 3:20 PM 45,648 Views 20 Comments

The spectacular light show was captured on film by a doctor walking up the stairs of St Vincent’s Hospital.

# poolbeg - Saturday 26 March, 2022

Planning granted for 570 new homes in Dublin
# Glass Bottle Site
# Glass Bottle Site

Planning granted for 570 new homes in Dublin

Mar 26th 2022, 12:22 PM 51,378 Views 16 Comments

It is the first phase of the development at the site of the former Irish Glass Bottle factory.

# poolbeg - Saturday 25 September, 2021

Spot loud flashes and choppers flying over Ringsend this week? Don't worry it was just a drill
# Defence Forces
# Defence Forces

Spot loud flashes and choppers flying over Ringsend this week? Don't worry it was just a drill

Sep 25th 2021, 8:00 AM 25,819 Views 19 Comments

Exercise Viking Landing II took place at the Pigeon House, Poolbeg on Tuesday night.

# poolbeg - Saturday 11 September, 2021

Minister to meet with developers and Council to discuss €600k 'affordable' homes
# Poolbeg Site
# Poolbeg Site

Minister to meet with developers and Council to discuss €600k 'affordable' homes

Sep 11th 2021, 12:05 AM 37,367 Views 42 Comments
  • 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.

# poolbeg - Tuesday 27 July, 2021

Housing Minister says €600,000 'not an affordable home' as concerns loom over Poolbeg site
# Housing
# Housing

Housing Minister says €600,000 'not an affordable home' as concerns loom over Poolbeg site

Jul 27th 2021, 5:39 PM 39,914 Views 57 Comments
  • 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.

# poolbeg - Sunday 25 July, 2021

Plans lodged to build 600 apartments on old bottle factory site in Poolbeg
# Pembroke Quarter
# Pembroke Quarter

Plans lodged to build 600 apartments on old bottle factory site in Poolbeg

Jul 25th 2021, 6:18 PM 24,497 Views 41 Comments

The consortium behind the project is eager to begin construction early next year.

# poolbeg - Tuesday 29 June, 2021

Dáil to discuss making homes at Poolbeg site 'genuinely affordable'
# Dublin
# Dublin

Dáil to discuss making homes at Poolbeg site 'genuinely affordable'

Jun 29th 2021, 2:00 PM 9,501 Views 13 Comments

Sinn Féin’s housing spokesperson Eoin Ó Broin said Nama should transfer its stake in the site to the council.

# poolbeg - Wednesday 9 June, 2021

'It's not affordable if they cost €600,000': questions over house prices at 'new suburb' in Poolbeg
# Good Information Project
# Good Information Project

'It's not affordable if they cost €600,000': questions over house prices at 'new suburb' in Poolbeg

Jun 9th 2021, 12:05 AM 33,423 Views 34 Comments

# poolbeg - Friday 4 June, 2021

Johnny Ronan to build 'new suburb' on old bottle factory site in Poolbeg
# Gaffs
# Gaffs

Johnny Ronan to build 'new suburb' on old bottle factory site in Poolbeg

Jun 4th 2021, 5:40 PM 27,329 Views 37 Comments

Nearly 1,000 social and affordable homes will be included in the development.

# poolbeg - Tuesday 13 April, 2021

Foundations of iconic Poolbeg chimneys at risk of corrosion due to presence of sulphur
# The Stacks
# The Stacks

Foundations of iconic Poolbeg chimneys at risk of corrosion due to presence of sulphur

Apr 13th 2021, 12:05 AM 25,208 Views 62 Comments
  • 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.

# poolbeg - Wednesday 10 March, 2021

Poll: Do you like the Poolbeg chimneys in Dublin?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you like the Poolbeg chimneys in Dublin?

Mar 10th 2021, 8:02 AM 51,097 Views 118 Comments

It’s been reported the chimneys may have to be encased in fibreglass or concrete to ensure their survival.

# poolbeg - Thursday 11 April, 2019

Plans for 25% of Poolbeg Glass Bottle site to be mix of social and affordable housing welcomed
# Decision Time
# Decision Time

Plans for 25% of Poolbeg Glass Bottle site to be mix of social and affordable housing welcomed

Updated Apr 11th 2019, 5:52 PM 21,552 Views 59 Comments

The planning permission will see that close to 900 social and affordable homes will be built on the site.

# poolbeg - Tuesday 26 February, 2019

A faulty sewage tank caused effluent to pour into Dublin Bay over the weekend
# Poolbeg
# Poolbeg

A faulty sewage tank caused effluent to pour into Dublin Bay over the weekend

Feb 26th 2019, 7:51 PM 38,351 Views 43 Comments

The fault occured at the Ringsend wastewater treatment plant.

# poolbeg - Sunday 27 May, 2018

Why a historic site next to the Poolbeg Towers could become Dublin's newest cultural hub
# Assault On Precinct 13
# Assault On Precinct 13

Why a historic site next to the Poolbeg Towers could become Dublin's newest cultural hub

May 27th 2018, 7:00 AM 18,059 Views 13 Comments

A motion from the Green Party seeks to secure the Pigeon House Precinct for cultural and green uses.

# poolbeg - Wednesday 18 April, 2018

'Intense discussions' underway to deliver 900 affordable homes on Poolbeg site
# Affordable Homes
# Affordable Homes

'Intense discussions' underway to deliver 900 affordable homes on Poolbeg site

Apr 18th 2018, 6:01 AM 10,754 Views 25 Comments

A public hearing on the plan is due this month.

# poolbeg - Tuesday 28 November, 2017

Poolbeg incinerator facing charges of breaking its licence at Dublin 4 site
# Pigeon House Road
# Pigeon House Road

Poolbeg incinerator facing charges of breaking its licence at Dublin 4 site

Nov 28th 2017, 6:20 AM 15,011 Views 0 Comments

Dublin Waste to Energy has two months to decide how to plead.

# poolbeg - Friday 14 July, 2017

The Poolbeg incinerator has started burning again after accident that hospitalised staff
# Burn Baby Burn
# Burn Baby Burn

The Poolbeg incinerator has started burning again after accident that hospitalised staff

Jul 14th 2017, 6:11 PM 9,097 Views 14 Comments

The EPA also last week found a “moderate” infestation of flies at the site.

# poolbeg - Saturday 8 July, 2017

'It's disgusting': Fly infestation plagues Dublin residents and businesses
# Biblical
# Biblical

'It's disgusting': Fly infestation plagues Dublin residents and businesses

Jul 8th 2017, 6:31 PM 56,132 Views 40 Comments

Locals say they have never seen anything like this number of flies before; one person described it as ‘biblical’.

# poolbeg - Friday 7 July, 2017

The EPA is taking legal action after the lime leak at the Poolbeg incinerator
# Staff Hospitalised
# Staff Hospitalised

The EPA is taking legal action after the lime leak at the Poolbeg incinerator

Jul 7th 2017, 7:45 PM 15,339 Views 46 Comments

While 11 staff were hospitalised, Covanta said that no members of the public were in danger from the incident.

# poolbeg - Tuesday 20 June, 2017

Parents gather to discuss effect of 'incredibly stupid' Poolbeg incinerator
# Burning Waste
# Burning Waste

Parents gather to discuss effect of 'incredibly stupid' Poolbeg incinerator

Jun 20th 2017, 6:10 AM 17,757 Views 39 Comments

The activist group ‘Parents Against the Incinerator’ are holding a meeting this evening. Here’s a bit of what will be discussed.

# poolbeg - Wednesday 14 June, 2017

Waste-burning suspended after lime-leak at Poolbeg incinerator
# Dangerous Occurrence
# Dangerous Occurrence

Waste-burning suspended after lime-leak at Poolbeg incinerator

Jun 14th 2017, 4:43 PM 12,969 Views 23 Comments

Last week, eleven workers were taken to hospital following an ‘unscheduled’ release of lime.

# poolbeg - Monday 12 June, 2017

Dublin City councillors want real-time emissions data from the Poolbeg incinerator
# Lime Leak
# Lime Leak

Dublin City councillors want real-time emissions data from the Poolbeg incinerator

Jun 12th 2017, 10:06 PM 9,905 Views 33 Comments

Three investigations are ongoing after eleven workers at the plant were taken to hospital last week.

# poolbeg - Friday 9 June, 2017

Emissions data from first week of activity at Poolbeg incinerator yet to be published
# Safety Concerns
# Safety Concerns

Emissions data from first week of activity at Poolbeg incinerator yet to be published

Jun 9th 2017, 6:15 AM 6,741 Views 9 Comments

Yesterday, 11 people were treated at hospital after an ‘uncontrolled release’ in the newly-opened plant.

# poolbeg - Thursday 8 June, 2017

'We need clean air. We do not need accidents': Locals' fury as 11 incinerator staff hospitalised
# Burning Issue
# Burning Issue

'We need clean air. We do not need accidents': Locals' fury as 11 incinerator staff hospitalised

Jun 8th 2017, 2:17 PM 20,581 Views 62 Comments

Locals say they are concerned after yesterday’s lime leak.

# poolbeg - Monday 5 June, 2017

Up and running: 'First fire' of waste at controversial Poolbeg incinerator
# CONFIRMED
# CONFIRMED

Up and running: 'First fire' of waste at controversial Poolbeg incinerator

Jun 5th 2017, 3:33 PM 26,294 Views 37 Comments

The facility has started burning waste – two decades after it was first proposed.

# poolbeg - Friday 19 May, 2017

More than a quarter of homes in Poolbeg will be social and affordable housing
# Social Housing
# Social Housing

More than a quarter of homes in Poolbeg will be social and affordable housing

May 19th 2017, 8:16 AM 11,905 Views 60 Comments

The deal was made between the city council, Department of Housing and the developers.

# poolbeg - Monday 24 April, 2017

The controversial Poolbeg incinerator has taken its first delivery of waste
# Firing Up
# Firing Up

The controversial Poolbeg incinerator has taken its first delivery of waste

Apr 24th 2017, 1:37 PM 51,947 Views 109 Comments

The facility will fire up this weekend.

# poolbeg - Sunday 2 April, 2017

'I suppose we're f****** stuck with it': The Poolbeg incinerator is starting production
# View From Ringsend
# View From Ringsend

'I suppose we're f****** stuck with it': The Poolbeg incinerator is starting production

Apr 2nd 2017, 12:05 AM 26,164 Views 44 Comments

After years of holdups, the controversial plant is set to start burning waste this month.

# poolbeg - Monday 5 December, 2016

ESB to step up security after teenager climbs Poolbeg chimney
# Dublin
# Dublin

ESB to step up security after teenager climbs Poolbeg chimney

Dec 5th 2016, 10:04 PM 58,508 Views 74 Comments

A video has emerged of a Danish teenager climbing one of the landmark towers.

A teenager climbed the Poolbeg chimneys and filmed the entire thing
# Do Not Try This At Home
From The Daily Edge
# Do Not Try This At Home

A teenager climbed the Poolbeg chimneys and filmed the entire thing

Dec 5th 2016, 8:11 PM 12,002 Views 3 Comments

The ESB aren’t happy with him.

# poolbeg - Tuesday 24 May, 2016

Strike ends at Dublin incinerator after management agrees to reinstate sacked workers
# Poolbeg
# Poolbeg

Strike ends at Dublin incinerator after management agrees to reinstate sacked workers

May 24th 2016, 6:50 PM 22,829 Views 42 Comments

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 - Friday 20 May, 2016

Plans for 3,000 homes on Dublin glass bottle site
# Poolbeg
# Poolbeg

Plans for 3,000 homes on Dublin glass bottle site

May 20th 2016, 1:36 PM 25,214 Views 83 Comments

Planning minister Simon Coveney has designated the huge site a strategic development zone.

# poolbeg - Thursday 30 April, 2015

10 great photos of the Poolbeg chimneys
# Pretty Chimneys
# Pretty Chimneys

10 great photos of the Poolbeg chimneys

Apr 30th 2015, 2:32 PM 17,285 Views 31 Comments

A lot of you are glad to see that they’re staying.

# poolbeg - Wednesday 29 April, 2015

The Poolbeg chimneys are staying on the Dublin skyline
# Electric Feel
# Electric Feel

The Poolbeg chimneys are staying on the Dublin skyline

Apr 29th 2015, 4:09 PM 17,136 Views 50 Comments

The ESB is keeping them, even though they don’t do anything.

# poolbeg - Thursday 5 February, 2015

People are loving this photographer's clever mirror image of Poolbeg towers
# In The Frame
# In The Frame

People are loving this photographer's clever mirror image of Poolbeg towers

Feb 5th 2015, 10:32 AM 19,457 Views 29 Comments

“I dragged my bedroom mirror down looking for an interesting image… my right arm is now two inches longer than my left!”

# poolbeg - Thursday 23 October, 2014

These politicians want to know why they got legal advice they didn't ask for
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

These politicians want to know why they got legal advice they didn't ask for

Oct 23rd 2014, 11:02 AM 12,030 Views 45 Comments

The Public Accounts Committee was told it can’t question Irish Water boss John Tierney

# poolbeg - Tuesday 21 October, 2014

Work has started on the Poolbeg incinerator - but there's already a protest planned
# Breaking Ground
# Breaking Ground

Work has started on the Poolbeg incinerator - but there's already a protest planned

Oct 21st 2014, 8:53 AM 8,682 Views 71 Comments

The plant is being built by US energy company Covanta.

# poolbeg - Monday 22 September, 2014

Councillors receive official notice of Poolbeg incinerator contract - 3 days after it was signed
# Poolbeg
# Poolbeg

Councillors receive official notice of Poolbeg incinerator contract - 3 days after it was signed

Sep 22nd 2014, 8:12 PM 7,886 Views 33 Comments

The council CEO is understood to have described it as an “oversight” on his part not to inform the councillors sooner.

# poolbeg - Sunday 21 September, 2014

Councillors surprised and shocked to hear work will begin soon on Poolbeg incinerator
# Controversial
# Controversial

Councillors surprised and shocked to hear work will begin soon on Poolbeg incinerator

Sep 21st 2014, 4:11 PM 9,054 Views 21 Comments

One councillor said it would have been “good manners and good practice” to contact them.

# poolbeg - Monday 8 September, 2014

"The fight's not over yet": Councillors vote against Poolbeg incinerator plan
# At Odds
# At Odds

"The fight's not over yet": Councillors vote against Poolbeg incinerator plan

Sep 8th 2014, 9:56 PM 7,405 Views 18 Comments

The majority of Dublin City councillors and Dun Laoghaire/Rathdown councillors voted against, while Fingal councillors voted in favour of the plan.

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