Councillors vote to abandon Poolbeg incinerator project

An artist's impression of the Poolbeg incinerator

Dublin City councillors have voted to abandon the controversial Poolbeg incinerator project.

The project is one of the most contentious issues to come before councillors due to its mounting costs.

Dublin City Council manager Owen Keegan has said that terminating the Poolbeg project could cost €160m, even before a decision on complaints made to Europe.

A final decision on the future of the controversial project will be taken in the coming months once the EU rules on two complaints.

Councillors were told that once the complaints are dealt with, there would be a full and open discussion on the future of the project.

It was also decided at last night's meeting that the council would continue to toll the East Link bridge when it goes back to city ownership at the end of next year.

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