This afternoon.

Poolbeg, Dublin 4

Corlos The Complainer writes:

Looks like the new incinerator [developed by US waste firm Covanta] is operational. Plumes of smoke rising from it all day.

Also there’s been a sickly smell of warm plastic wafting in off the sea since the morning. Coincidence?


Previously: Covanta And Dublin City Council: what’s that funny smell?

The Contract Did Not Conform To EU Law

Incinerating Poolbeg


Every Friday we give away a voucher worth TWENTY FIVE Euros to allow you to indulge your musical tastes at any of the 14 Golden Discs stores nationwide.

All we ask from you is a TUNE we may play on Monday/Tuesday.

This week’s theme: New Romanticism

On foot of news that Duran Duran will be among the headliners at the Electric Picnic 2017, what eyeliner-mussed song from the ‘Peacock Punk’ canon flocks your seagull?

To enter, please complete this sentence.

‘While not a purist my favourite track from the new Romantic genre would have to be_________________________because____________________’

Lines MUST close at 5.15pm MIDNIGHT on SUNDAY.

No Kajagoogoo.

Golden Discs


SIPTU trade union members discuss the all-out indefinite strike over Bus Éireann’s implementation of cost reduction measures without union agreement.

Bus Éireann management has warned that the strike will worsen the company’s financial situation, which it has described as perilous.

A Bus Éireann statement said:

The Board and management have twice postponed the introduction of efficiency measures – which are all within current collective agreements, and do not affect basic wages or current terms and conditions – to allow for 10 days of talks in two separate sessions at the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC).

We sought savings of €12m from a payroll of €133m – or 9% – but Unions were only prepared to cede €0.5m on the current overtime bill of €13m.

The efficiencies we are seeking to introduce relate to work practices, which must be put in place if the company is to have a viable and sustainable future.

Earlier: Ah Here

Yesterday: Going Nowhere

Via Siptu thanks Paddy Cole

Pic Rollingnews