Archive for April 27th, 2009

Cllr. Donnelly congratulates the residents of Bracken Court in Donnybrook for spring cleaning their estat

27th April 2009

Cllr. Dominick Donnelly with Bracken Court resident Helen Maher, and the pile of rubbish collected by the residents

Cllr. Dominick Donnelly with Bracken Court resident Helen Maher, and the pile of rubbish collected by the residents

The residents of Bracken Court in Donnybrook did a spring clean on their estate on Sunday 26th April.  The clean up was meant to happen on Saturday, but was postponed to Sunday due to the bad weather on Saturday.  Cllr. Dominick Donnelly, Green Party member of Passage West Town Council and candidate for Cork County Council for the Carrigaline electoral area, helped the residents with their clean up.

Cllr. Donnelly said: “It is great to see the residents taking the initiative and cleaning up their own estate.  The residents of Bracken Court do a clean up every year, and it shows.  The estate is very well maintained and kept very clean.  Ideally there would be no need for clean ups, but given that some members of our society have no regard for their surroundings, it is left to the rest of us who care to clean up for the minority.  We really need a lot more litter wardens, so that those who litter are caught and prosecuted.”

Dominick’s written submission to An Bord Pleanala on Ringaskiddy incinerators

https://dominickdonnelly.com/links/written-submission-to-an-bord-pleanala-on-ringaskiddy-incinerators/

Cllr. Donnelly is confident incinerators will not get planning permission

26th April 2009

The oral hearing for the Ringaskiddy incinerators starts on Monday 27th April, and will proceed for about three weeks.  Cllr. Dominick Donnelly, Green Party member of Passage West Town Council and candidate for Cork County Council for the Carrigaline electoral area, who has been part of the steering committee of CHASE (Cork Harbour Area for a Safe Environment) for the past eight years, is confident that finally the threat of the incinerators in Cork Harbour will be refused at this oral hearing.

Cllr. Donnelly said: “At the last An Bord Pleanála oral hearing into the Ringaskiddy incinerators over five years ago, the only reason planning permission was granted was on the grounds that incineration was part of Government policy at the time.  That is clearly not the case any more.  The Minister for the Environment John Gormley has made a number of statements to that effect, in advance of the complete review of waste management policy due later this year.”

Cllr. Donnelly continued:  “A number of other things are different this time, which should make it impossible for Indaver to get planning permission.  An Bord Pleanála refused planning permission for an incinerator in Rathcoole in Co. Dublin, on grounds which can largely be replicated in Ringaskiddy.  Also the board refused the Port of Cork planning permission in Ringaskiddy last year for their container terminal on transport grounds, which would also apply to the incinerators, albeit to a lesser extent.  Also the Department of the Environment have put in a very strongly worded submission on this application, in which they show that Indaver have basically ignored the fact that their proposed incinerators are in very close proximity to Special Areas of Conservation in Cork Harbour, such as Monkstown Creek and Loughbeg.  All of this adds up to it hopefully being inevitable this will be the end of the road for the threat of incineration in Cork Harbour.”


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