Cost of preserving Poolbeg chimneys could be €5m ‘if they can be saved at all’

ESB chief executive Pat O’Doherty says the condition of the twin chimneys’ foundations will ultimately determine their fate

Daniel Murray

Political Correspondent @danieltmurray
23rd May, 2021
Cost of preserving Poolbeg chimneys could be €5m ‘if they can be saved at all’
The well-known stacks in Dubin Bay are part of the decommissioned Poolbeg power generator, which has been offline since 2010

The cost of saving the landmark Poolbeg towers in Dublin is likely to be between €3 million and €5 million if they can be saved at all, according to the chief executive of the ESB.

Speaking to the Business Post, Pat O’Doherty said investigations into the condition of the ESB-owned Poolbeg stacks would begin this summer, having been delayed due to Covid-19.

The well-known stacks in Dubin Bay are part of...

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