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#Poolbeg

# 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 21,408 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 38,169 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 17,794 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 10,736 Views 27 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 14,887 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 9,060 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 56,027 Views 44 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 15,265 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 17,594 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 12,925 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 9,872 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 6,651 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 20,520 Views 66 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 26,230 Views 36 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 11,876 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 51,577 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 25,930 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 58,365 Views 77 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 10,787 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 22,722 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 25,115 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 17,114 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 16,948 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 19,404 Views 28 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 11,979 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 8,637 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 7,860 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 9,010 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 7,383 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.

# poolbeg - Friday 5 September, 2014

Poolbeg incinerator is set to go ahead
# Controversial
# Controversial

Poolbeg incinerator is set to go ahead

Sep 5th 2014, 8:18 PM 11,406 Views 58 Comments

The €500 million incinerator will process over 550,000 tonnes of waste each year.

# poolbeg - Tuesday 5 August, 2014

Ever wondered what it looks like inside the Poolbeg chimneys?
# Poolbeg
From The Daily Edge
# Poolbeg

Ever wondered what it looks like inside the Poolbeg chimneys?

Aug 5th 2014, 3:15 PM 24,519 Views 50 Comments

Wonder no longer.

# poolbeg - Tuesday 22 July, 2014

The fog is back, folks... But temperatures are set to soar again tomorrow
# Humid After All
# Humid After All

The fog is back, folks... But temperatures are set to soar again tomorrow

Jul 22nd 2014, 6:41 PM 23,795 Views 15 Comments

It’s set to hit 27 degrees tomorrow…. Almost puts you in mind of the great heatwave of 2013, doesn’t it? Ah, the memories.

# poolbeg - Monday 14 July, 2014

Emergency motion to protect Poolbeg Chimneys to be raised today
# Protected Structures
# Protected Structures

Emergency motion to protect Poolbeg Chimneys to be raised today

Jul 14th 2014, 7:20 AM 6,632 Views 78 Comments

The chimneys have been in place since the 1970s and are visible over much of Dublin city.

# poolbeg - Wednesday 7 May, 2014

Controversial Poolbeg plan gets green light from EU
# Waste Not
# Waste Not

Controversial Poolbeg plan gets green light from EU

May 7th 2014, 1:25 PM 10,629 Views 39 Comments

But TD Kevin Humphreys still thinks the plans should be scrapped, saying today it is a waste of taxpayers’ money.

# poolbeg - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

The 9 at 9: Wednesday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Apr 16th 2014, 8:14 AM 7,912 Views 2 Comments

It’s the middle of the week now and here’s everything you need to know before 9am.

Post-mortem due on unidentified body found on Dublin beach
# Ringsend
# Ringsend

Post-mortem due on unidentified body found on Dublin beach

Apr 16th 2014, 7:23 AM 20,309 Views 3 Comments

The male in his 30s was discovered yesterday.

# poolbeg - Saturday 15 March, 2014

27 pints you must sample in Ireland before you die
# The Black Stuff
From The Daily Edge
# The Black Stuff

27 pints you must sample in Ireland before you die

Mar 15th 2014, 8:15 PM 87,722 Views 127 Comments

Let it settle.

# poolbeg - Tuesday 4 March, 2014

Dublin City councillors vote to scrap Poolbeg plan
# Up In Smoke
# Up In Smoke

Dublin City councillors vote to scrap Poolbeg plan

Mar 4th 2014, 8:39 AM 8,628 Views 37 Comments

The City Manager, however, says no decision has been made on the project.

# poolbeg - Thursday 13 February, 2014

Company behind Poolbeg incinerator will 'see how it plays out'
# Tower Defence
# Tower Defence

Company behind Poolbeg incinerator will 'see how it plays out'

Feb 13th 2014, 6:30 AM 5,886 Views 16 Comments

The Green Party says questions from investors show the “folly” of the plan.

# poolbeg - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

Poolbeg incinerator company may look for repayment if project doesn’t go ahead
# Money Wasted?
# Money Wasted?

Poolbeg incinerator company may look for repayment if project doesn’t go ahead

Jan 22nd 2014, 10:51 PM 11,396 Views 38 Comments

But the taxpayer could lose €96 million.

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