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Irish Cement: Limerick plant to cut alternative fuel usage

28 April 2016, Published under Cement News

Irish Cement is putting forward new proposals to reduce the amount of alternative fuels by half to 90,000t, at its facility in Mungret, Ireland. It comes after a public outcry against the original proposals to burn tyres and other materials at the Limerick plant. Irish Cement had announced it is to invest EUR10m at the plant to replace the use of fossil fuels at its plant, in a move which will create 40 construction jobs and secure the future of the 80 staff working on site. But these pro...

Ireland: dawn raid on CRH breached CCPC's warrant

06 April 2016, Published under Cement News

 A  "dawn raid" last year at CRH's Irish Cement plant in Drogheda, by state investigators investigating alleged breaches of competition law, breached the terms of the warrant by seizing the contents of a senior manager's email account. The Irish Times reported that personal correspondence of Seamus Lynch, the head of CRH's businesses in Ireland and Spain, was taken by the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC), but the High Court has ruled that this should not have be...

Irish Cement's AF plans opposed by local Green Party

17 March 2016, Published under Cement News

Irish Cement’s plans to convert its Limerick plant to burn alternative fuels have run into opposition from the local Green Party.   Earlier in March, the CRH group company said it was seeking approval from Limerick City and County Council to burn used tyres as well as shredded plastics. However, this has been opposed by the Green Party’s James Gaffney, who unsuccessfully stood in the Irish parliamentary elections for Limerick City in February. Mr Gaffney told the Limerick Leader that h...

CRH subsidiary challenges competition authority searches

09 March 2016, Published under Cement News

Irish Cement, a subsidiary of CRH, has brought a legal challenge to the seizure of certain emails of a senior CRH executive during a search as part of an investigation into alleged anti-competitive practices, according to a report in the Irish Independent. The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission was not entitled to "essentially run riot" in the premises of Irish Cement at Platin, Co Meath, and just seize all material, regardless of relevance to the purpose of its search, Paul Sre...

Irish Cement applies for AF burning planning permission

08 March 2016, Published under Cement News

Irish Cement has formally applied for planning permission to burn alternative fuels at its plant in Limerick, according to local press reports. The CRH group company is seeking approval from Limerick City and County Council to burn used tyres as well as shredded plastics. As part of the development, the company is planning to construct a tyre storage area with a tyre handling/separation area and an associated conveyor, the report by the LImerick Leader noted.

Irish Cement to burn used tyres at Limerick works

07 December 2015, Published under Cement News

Irish Cement will burn used tyres at its cement plant in Limerick plant. The Irish Examiner reported that the company plans to switch to dry waste material such as rubber from used tyres and plastic to fuel the kiln at the Castlemungret plant which will cut costs, make the plant cleaner and more competitive, according to the company. A spokesman for Irish Cement said they will shortly be lodging a planning application with Limerick City and County Council for the replacement of fossil fuel ...

Ireland: EPA to investigate Limerick dust emissions

28 July 2015, Published under Cement News

As it cleared a blockage from its preheater, Irish Cement’s Limerick plant caused a dust emission that coated cars and houses. The dust release at around 4am on Saturday 25 July affected residents in a 3km-5km radius around the Castlemungret facility. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said it was advised that a blockage occurred in a preheater tower and while removing the blockage, a “dust release occurred”.  It added it would require a full investigation and assessment report int...

CRH confirms watchdog search at Platin works

18 May 2015, Published under Cement News

CRH has confirmed its Platin works in Ireland, owned by its subsidiary Irish Cement, has been searched by the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission. “Irish Cement fully facilitated the inspection and is continuing to co-operate with the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission. Inspections regarding competition policies, procedures and practices are an accepted part of the business environment around the world. “Irish Cement operates to the highest business standards across ...

Irish Cement in restructuring efforts, to cut 55 jobs

04 September 2012, Published under Cement News

CRH subsidiary Irish Cement has announced 55 redundancies at its plant in Limerick as part of restructuring measures due to a considerable downturn in the domestic construction sector. The company said that the restructuring follows five years of decline in Irish construction activity which is now 80 per cent less than 2007 peak levels. “Unprecedented deterioration in market conditions, combined with a sustained decline in the demand for cement products, has led to the need for a sign...

Irish Cement workers reach settlement, Ireland

21 May 2012, Published under Cement News

Workers at Irish Cement, a subsidiary of CRH, on Friday voted to accept proposals agreed between the company and worker representatives which provides a settlement to the dispute at plants in Castlemungret, Co. Limerick and Platin, Co. Meath. SIPTU Organiser, Karan O'Loughlin, said: "The workers have voted by a large majority to accept the proposals agreed between worker representatives and the company following a mediation process overseen by an independent chairman. "The implementati...