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Press Release- 24 Jan, 2005

Judge Finds Significant Grounds for Sending Incinerator Appeal to High Court

Leave has today been granted to Ringaskiddy Residents Association and 11 individuals to take a high court challenge to the granting of planning permission for a 100,000 tonne hazardous waste incinerator at Ringaskiddy, Co Cork. The Judge found that there were significant grounds for hearing the appeal at the high court.

The case now awaits a date for hearing by the High Court.

CHASE Chairperson, Mary O'Leary said, "We are delighted that the Judge found merit in the application and look forward to full proceedings at the High Court".

The case is being taken against An Bord Pleanala, The State and The Attorney General. The challengers claim that the Bord has infringed their rights to fair procedures, to respect for family life and bodily integrity. They allege that the Bord has breached provisions of the Constitution and EU Law as well as the recently adopted European Convention on Human Rights Act.

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


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