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PRESS RELEASE - March, 2005

As the EPA Oral Hearing into the proposed Ringaskiddy incinerator nears its end, Minister for Enterprise and Employment Michael Martin, in whose constituency the incinerator is to be built, has made no appearance, in spite of invitations and pleas from CHASE.

“The absence of Minister at the EPA Oral Hearing at this late stage, day number twelve, is an indication of the lack of concern the Fianna Fail minister has for his constituents”, said Mary Hurley, PRO, CHASE.

Minister Michael Martin, although on public record as opposing the incinerators due to their close proximity to the National Maritime College and the Naval Base, still has not appeared at the Hearing, in spite of numerous requests from CHASE for him to have his views on the record of the proceedings.

His continued absence is viewed as a lack of concern for the people of Cork Harbour. “Minister Martin says he does not support this incinerator, but we need him to support us. The lack of support at this important time shows how out of touch he is with the struggle of his constituents” continued Ms Hurley, “His silence is deafening.”


For further information please contact:
Mary Hurley, PRO, CHASE 086 8162448 021 4813070
Mary O’Leary, Chairperson, CHASE, 086 8177737 021 4811952


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