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Irish Cement named as one of biggest polluters

09 May 2023, Published under Cement News

Irish Cement Ltd  (part of CRH ) has been named among Ireland’s biggest climate polluters, according to a report in the Irish Independent. The cement producer joins other household brands, such as Ryanair and Pfizer, with the latest records showing that a group of just 100 factories, power plants and airlines emitted around 25Mt of CO 2 in Ireland in 2022.  Irish Cement currently runs the 2.8Mta integrated Platin cement plant and the 1.2Mta integrated Limerick works. 

Irish Cement receives EPA approval for tyre burning

19 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Irish Cement has been granted a licence by the Environmental Protection Agency to burn tyres and other solid wastes as fuel at its Mungret facility, Limerick, Republic of Ireland. The company will use the EUR10m project to move away from fossil fuel use at the plant. The plans have been subject to protests by local groups in the area, with appeals against the decision to supply the licence open for a 28-day period. However, the company has noted that the burning of the new fuels will have ...

Irish Cement fined EUR4000 for dust spill

10 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Irish Cement has been fined EUR4000 for breaching terms of its industrial emissions licence, when thick “glue-like” dust spilled from its Co Limerick plant, resulting in damage to nearby homes, gardens and cars. The company pleaded guilty at Limerick District Court to one count of breaching the terms of its licence at the Castlemungret works on 3 December 2017. After the company had unsuccessfully attempted to clear a build-up of dust in the kiln, a significant amount of it leaked into t...

Irish Cement fined for fugitive dust pollution

11 July 2018, Published under Cement News

Irish Cement Ltd has been convicted of two counts of breaching its industrial emissions licence when 'fugitive dust' emitted from the Castle Mungret, Co Limerick plant 'impaired' or 'interfered' with the surrounding environment, Limerick District Court heard. Irish Cement had faced a maximum EUR4000 fine for each count. Judge Marian O'Leary imposed fines totalling EUR1250 for both counts. Irish Cement pleaded guilty to two charges prosecuted in court by the EPA. A third and fourth cha...

Super-objection could prevent Mungret tyre burning plans

29 May 2018, Published under Cement News

Metropolitan councillors have approved plans for a joint submission against Irish Cement's Mungret plans to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Irish Cement, which wants to burn used tyres at its plant in Mungret, has cleared all but the final hurdle to establish the EUR10m (US$11.6m) project. However, a group of local residents and councillors now hope to join with Clare County Council to provide a 'super-objection' to the proposals, which have already prompted over 2000 peopl...

Irish Cement receives approval to replace fossil fuels

16 April 2018, Published under Cement News

Irish Cement has received permission from An Bord Pleanála to replace fossil fuels at its facilities in Mungret, Limerick, and Platin, Co Meath. The Mungret decision has been criticised by Limerick Against Pollution (LAP), according to The Irish Times. The environmental group has been critical of the plant’s environmental record and the proposal to burn used tyres. However, the EUR10m project received permission from the Limerick City and County Council to proceed. An Bord Pleanála no...

EPA to take Irish cement to court re emissions incident

04 December 2017, Published under Cement News

The Environmental Protection Agency has initiated legal proceedings against Irish Cement for alleged breaches of its operating licence at its Limerick plant. The EPA has confirmed to the Limerick Leader it has issued a summons to the company, relation to the emissions from the Castlemungret cement pant.  The case is scheduled to come before a sitting of Limerick District Court on 2 March 2018. A spokesman confirmed it received the summons "in relation to dust emission incidents earlie...

Irish Cement plans to reduce carbon emissions

22 November 2017, Published under Cement News

Irish Cement has stated that its plans to increase alternative fuels usage is not a move to develop a waste incinerator, according to The Irish Times. The company has been using 120,000t of residual waste at its Platin cement works and has requested permission to increase the volume to 600,000t. The new plans submitted to Bord Pleanála for approval would allow the company to replace up to 85 per cent of its fossil fuels with alternative fuels. The project would help reduce Ireland’s carbo...

Irish Cement and local residents kept waiting on hazardous waste burning

20 October 2017, Published under Cement News

An Bord Pleanála, Ireland's Planning Board, has said they need more time to decide on the planning permission granted to Irish Cement to enable it burn hazardous waste as a power source at its manufacturing plant in Mungret. In March Limerick City and County Council approved a EUR10m plan by Irish Cement that would allow the company burn up to 115 types of hazardous material, including animal tissue waste, at its Limerick plant. The council planners granted permission for the company to ...

Dioxin levels to be tested near Irish Cement's Castlemungret plant

03 October 2017, Published under Cement News

Irish Cement’s EUR10m plans for its Limerick plant to substitute part of its fossil fuels for waste tyre burning is coming under fresh attack, as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) agrees for the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to carry out tests of dioxin levels in dairy cattle near the cement plant in Mungret. Local residents fear there will be an increase in the levels of dioxins in the local environment with the burning of waste tyres, which has been refuted by Irish Cement. T...