As I expected, nothing happened yesterday. Times, Indo, and Examiner have the same story: Neither party walked away from the contract to build an incinerator in Poolbeg; and Minister Gormley continues in his role as leader of the opposition.
Meanwhile, of course, construction has halted — depriving a bunch of people from a job — and fines for breaching the landfill target accumulate.
The deeper issue was mentioned in the Times: ‘[Mr Tierney] said the managers of the four Dublin local authorities had been put in an “impossible position”. They had been given the responsibility by Government to ensure waste policy was implemented but “at the 11th hour complete and utter uncertainty has been created”.’
Long-term investment requires regulatory certainty.