Clare Mayor To Lodge Fresh Appeal Against EPA’s Decision On Mungret Plant

The Mayor of Clare is appealing to his colleagues to come together to lodge an appeal against an EPA decision to allow the burning of alternative fuels at Irish Cement’s Mungret plant.

The company plans to replace fossil fuels, as part of a ten million euro plan, which it says will result in the creation of 60 new temporary jobs and secure the future of 80 staff working there.

Over 4,500 people expressed concern over the plans, while Clare County Council and their counterparts in Limerick lodged a joint submission to the EPA against the proposals.


But the EPA has now given the go-ahead to burn 90,000 tonnes of alternative fuels, including used tyres, plastics and animal waste tissue, subject to a number of conditions.

Mayor of Clare, Councillor Cathal Crowe is outraged over the decision.

A protest will be help by Limerick Against Pollution, in Limeick city centre from 2pm on October 5th and people from Clare are beingurged to attend.

It’s the third protest held by the group and previos gatherings attracted up to a thousand people.

Chair of the group, Claire Keating says they’re not going to back down.