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Cork Harbour Communities Say They Will 'Battle For Its Future'

7th June 2018
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A public inquiry into Bord Pleanala was called for at last night's meeting in Ringaskiddy Community Hall where the huge attendance resolved to "fight Indaver to the bitter end." A public inquiry into Bord Pleanala was called for at last night's meeting in Ringaskiddy Community Hall where the huge attendance resolved to "fight Indaver to the bitter end."

Communities around Cork Harbour have united in opposition to the Indaver incinerator at meetings in the past two nights. The level of anger is intense reports Tom MacSweeney. It is so strong that all political and community opinion has joined in condemnation of what was described at meetings as an attempt to destroy the will of the people and damage the maritime progress and development of the harbour.

Cork County Council management, Bord Pleanala and Indaver have been accused of engaging in an undemocratic attack against the interests of the people.

"We went through the democratic process and won our case three times and yet our properly proven case was overturned by people with no accountability to the public," speakers said at meetings in Carrigaline and Monkstown. More meetings are planned.

"A public inquiry into Bord Pleanala was called for at last night's meeting in Ringaskiddy Community Hall"

"It is people power against the power of money, profits and officials who care nothing for the lives of ordinary people. The treatment of our case shows Bord Pleanala planning inquiries to be a farce," were amongst other comments.

A public inquiry into Bord Pleanala was called for at last night's meeting in Ringaskiddy Community Hall where the huge attendance resolved to "fight Indaver to the bitter end."

Thousands of Euros have already been donated to what has been described as 'the battle of the people to protect Cork Harbour.' Fundraising for legal challenges to the planning approval is continuing.

Published in Cork Harbour
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