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Speak With Your Feet and #KeepLimerickGreen on October 5

Speak with Your Feet implores the people of Limerick City to join them on Saturday, October 5 in protest of the burning of tires in Mungret in support of Limerick against Pollution.

Speak With Your Feet and #KeepLimerickGreen on October 5

Please join the people of Limerick Saturday, October 5 at 2 pm at Limerick City Hall to ‘Speak with Your Feet’ against the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) decision to grant a licence to Irish Cement to burn 90,000 tonnes of industrial waste and tires in Mungret.  ‘Speak With Your Feet’ is a group of Limerick locals offering support to Limerick against Pollution.

‘Speak With Your Feet’ were set up by a group of concerned citizens to offer support to Limerick against Pollution, who are holding their protest march on the day entitled ‘March for our Lives’.





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The Limerick against Pollution protest will be starting at City Hall.

The decision came as a shock to many with citizens, businesses and politicians alike, enraged at The EPA granting Irish Cement permission to ditch fossil fuels for burning tires and waste.   

Over 4,500 objections were made against the EPA as many fears for their safety, particularly for those areas closest to the plant which includes four schools and a public park.  

The EPA said it was, “satisfied that the emissions from the installation, when operated in accordance with the conditions of the proposed license will meet all required environmental protection standards and will not endanger human health or harm the environment in the vicinity … or over a wider area”

Although the EPA insists all operations are safe, the people of Limerick are not buying it and the turn out for the protest is expected to be high. On the same day and at the same event, Limerick Against Pollution is also hosting the March Our Lives’ protest.

The team at Speak With Your Feet has said “Please come and support with 10 friends. And if those 10 friends can bring 10 friends the impact will be much greater. All are welcome and encouraged to come. Join us in a peaceful protest and speak with your feet in support of Limerick against Pollution. We have one final chance to make an impact so let’s get Limerick together and do this!”

Please register for the event and invite your friends here.

For more information about Irish Cement, click here.

For more stories about Limerick against Pollution, click here.

Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.