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CHASE Press Release - 10-06-09
CIT Students Union President Corrects Indaver And Hammers Home Objection

Newly elected Bandon Town Councillor and CIT Students Union President Gearoid Buckley spoke at todays Oral Hearing to contradict claims made yesterday by Indaver Ireland that no submission or objection to their proposal had been received from that National Maritime College of Ireland (NMCI).

Speaking at todays hearing Cllr Buckley said "As Student Union President I represent the 750 students at the National Maritime College of Ireland (NMCI). I would like the Bord to note my objection to the question posed by Indaver Ireland yesterday asking that the Arup representative confirm that no objections or submissions were received from the NMCI and to the subsequent reply by which this was duly confirmed.

I would ask that it now stand corrected, given that a submission was made on behalf of all the students from the college." He asked the inspector to note that this reply went uncorrected by key Indaver personnel, who surely knew better.

Cllr Buckley said that in his original objection he clearly outlined their concerns on the grounds of Student Safety, with particular focus on accidents and explosions, and said suggestions made on behalf of Indaver during this hearing that Haulbowline Island would be a suitable shelter in the event of an accident add insult to injury.

He said that the Students Union should have been informed by Indaver of this project, and were not, and now, from events yesterday, it is as if their submission to object to this project has not been registered by Indaver either. He stated "I am concerned in this instance that Indaver either do not consider the students matter, or have decided to ignore them, when they are actually the closest population to the proposed incinerator, and the most likely to be affected in the event of an accident or explosion."


Mary O’Leary, 086 8177737, 021 4811952
Mary Hurley, 086 8162448, 021 4803070
Linda FitzPatrick, 087 7410849, 021 4374506


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