Learning lessons from the Ringaskiddy incineration story
McCarthy, Timothy J.
Institute of Public Admistration
The inclusion of incineration in waste management policies has proven very contentious in the Republic of Ireland. Even though the Cork Region Waste Management Strategy (1995-2020) acknowledged the role of incineration it came as no surprise that a planning application in May 2001 by Indaver Ireland for two incinerators in Cork Harbour was met with fierce local opposition. This paper tells the story which unfolded from May 2001 to May 2007 and examines the roles played by public bodies such as Cork County Council, An Bord Pleanála, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Health and Safety Authority. The Indaver case reveals flaws in the planning process and highlights the need for a more coordinated approach which fosters trust, credibility and legitimacy.
Waste incinerator , Ringaskiddy
Quinlivan, A and McCarthy, T (2008) 'Learning Lessons from the Ringaskiddy Incineration Story'. Administration, 56 (2):1-18.
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