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Objections To Irish Distillers Expansion Lodged

Published on Sep 26 2013 8:17 AM in General Industry

Objections To Irish Distillers Expansion Lodged

Objections have been lodged to the multi-million euro plan by Irish Distillers for a major expansion of its Dublin bottling facility that would result in 50 new full-time jobs.

The objection was made by Irish technology entrepreneur Colm O'Cuileanain, creator of the Hailo taxi app, who owns a site adjacent to the Irish Distillers plant and Fox & Geese in Clondalkin.

Irish Distillers applied for a 10-year planning permission to redevelop the site. It wants to install 24 new alcohol storage plants, extend the existing bottling hall and add a new water reservoir and support plant and control building.

"Fox & Geese is currently operating at near capacity and it is not possible to increase output without development of the production facilities on site," Irish Distillers told South Dublin County Council.

The council said that it intends to give the go-ahead for the expansion, despite objections.

An appeal of the council's decision would have to be taken to An Bord Pleanala.

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