Thousands of Limerick citizens, businesses and politicians took to the streets on Saturday, October 5 in protest of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) decision to allow Irish Cement to burn 90,000 tonnes of waste in Mungret.
The protest was organised by Limerick Against Pollution (LAP), a group of concerned residents who live near the Mungret plant. The group’s spokeswoman, Claire Keating said, “they would appeal the EPA decision and, if necessary, they would take their protest to the European courts.”
There was not a clear path in sight as Limerick natives, both young and old, lined the streets with signs and banners to show their anger at the EPA for granting Irish Cement permission to ditch fossil fuels in exchange for burning tyres and waste.
By I Love Limerick correspondent Kate Devaney