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Irish Cement defends waste fuel plan

12 April 2017, Published under Cement News

Irish Cement has defended its plans to burn up to 90,000tpa of waste materials following concerns by local residents over the health and safety impact of the development. Brian Gilmore, head of communications with Irish Cement, said that the company’s EUR10m plant to burn waste at its Limerick plant will be “no health and safety risks, or concerns."The environmental regulations that are there are there to protect the communities," Mr Gilmore told local press. Irish Cement, part of the CRH ...

Irish Cement to receive fossil fuel replacement go-ahead

14 March 2017, Published under Cement News

Limerick City and County Council have informed Irish Cement of their intention to grant the cement producer planning permission for its fossil fuel replacement project at its Mungret plant in Limerick, Ireland. The Mungret works is the last remaining cement plant in Ireland to start a fossil fuel replacement programme. The practice has been successfully used in Ireland for the past nine years. “We now look forward to the licence decision by the EPA later this year, which, if successfu...

Irish Cement granted permission for Limerick plans

10 March 2017, Published under Cement News

Limerick City and County Council has granted Irish Cement planning permission for an extension to its facility in Mungret. A spokesperson for the local authority stated permission for the development has been granted subject to 16 conditions, which were not fully disclosed.

Irish Cement to reduce fossil fuel use, plans WHR project

01 March 2017, Published under Cement News

Irish Cement is currently preparing to replace fossil fuels at its Platin works in Co Meath, Ireland. The project started with a planning application to Meath County Council in November 2015, and will shortly be lodged with An Bord Pleanála for decision. At present, a series of public information briefing sessions is scheduled to take place between 2-4 March 2017. The application is for planning permission and for a review of the industrial emission licence in Platin to allow for ...

Ireland: council to monitor Irish Cement Mungret emissions

01 March 2017, Published under Cement News

Limerick City and County Council is to set up a station to monitor the air quality near the Irish Cement plant in Mungret. The move comes ahead of a planned demonstration in opposition to the firm’s plans to use tyres and plastics at its site instead of fossil fuels to produce cement. Irish Cement stated that due to the fact that the burning will take place at such a high temperature (1500˚C) there will not be an increase in emissions into the air. The proposals, the firm added, will lead...

Ireland: EPA to weigh in on Limerick plans

23 December 2016, Published under Cement News

Limerick Council has engaged consultants with a view to making an unprecedented submission over Irish Cement’s EUR10m Mungret plans, which will see fossil fuels replaced by the burning of tyres. At this week’s metropolitan meeting, metropolitan district boss, Kieran Lehane, confirmed consultants had been appointed to “carry out an appraisal of the air quality, health and climate change elements of the applications and further submissions.” The consultants’ report is expected to be comp...

Irish Cement's tyre burning plans could end up in High Court

29 November 2016, Published under Cement News

The dispute on Irish Cement's plans to burn used tyres at its Castlemungret plant look set to end up in the High Court as residents seek to prevent the implementation of the EUR10m project. Members of Limerick Against Pollution (LAP) protested outside County Hall on Monday for the full council meeting to show their opposition to the scheme, with spokesperson Aongus Mitchell saying: “We are going to fight this very hard and long. We are going to make sure our voice is heard.” Irish ...

Irish Cement AF proposal receives backlash

10 November 2016, Published under Cement News

Willie O’Dea, technical director or Fianna Fáil (Irish political party) has accused Irish Cement of “an illegitimate and wrongful attempt” to influence a planning decision after company bosses insinuated that it may not have a future in the region should its plans to switch to alternative fuels be blocked. Irish Cement’s EUR10m proposal will apparently secure the future of 80 jobs and see fossil fuels gradually phased out over ten years, to be replaced with the burning of tyres and waste ...

CCPC seeks Supreme Court decision on Irish Cement

18 July 2016, Published under Cement News

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) will directly appeal to the Supreme Court a High Court decision r estraining it from using certain material seized during a dawn raid of CRH subsidiary Irish Cement. Mr Justice Max Barrett ruled in April that the CCPC was not entitled to access, review or use material in a crh.com email account of CRH executive Seamus Lynch that was unrelated to Irish Cement. The CCPC has been granted leave by the Court of Appeal to take the...

Ireland: Irish Cement challenging compulsory land purchase

10 May 2016, Published under Cement News

A High Court challenge has been set in motion by Irish Cement, opposing an order allowing the compulsory purchase of its Co Limerick lands to expand the harbour facilities at Foynes. The compulsory purchase order (CPO) covering 37.5ha of Irish Cement’s property was granted to Shannon Foynes Port Company in March. Denis McDonald, counsel for Irish Cement, has said that An Bord Pleanála did not properly assess his client's constitutional property rights when reaching the decision to gra...