February 2003 News items


TES Consulting Engineers are delighted to announce that they have been awarded the new contract as the Litter Monitoring Body for 2003 and 2004. As the National Litter Pollution Monitoring System develops, the Project Team envisage the targets of the Litter Monitoring Body as being:

  • To ensure that the system is being implemented within all local authorities, according to procedures described in the Monitoring Manual;
  • To increase the use and functionality of the National Litter Pollution Monitoring System within local authorities. To incorporate additional items of information which may aid litter management, for example the mapping of litter bins on the Litter GIS;
  • To promote the National Litter Pollution Monitoring System within local authorities and to the general public. The aim of the Litter Monitoring Body in this respect would be to highlight the proactive innovative approach being undertaken by local authorities with regard to litter management;
  • To encourage information sharing between local authorities through presentation of case studies, the co ordination of a National Conference on Litter Management and the maintenance of the www.litter.ie website;
  • To assess Litter Survey Results on an annual basis, providing insights as to how the primary causative factors of litter pollution may be resolved.

A number of high profile waste management facilities that TES have been involved with have recently been awarded planning permission and waste licence decisions, as follows:

Date Client Facility Decision
November '02

Oxigen Environmental Ltd.

Waste Recycling/Transfer Facility Planning Permission
November '02 Organic Komposting Ltd. Biological Treatment Facility Waste Licence/ Planning Permission
January '03 SITA Environmental Ltd. Integrated Waste Management Facility Planning Permission
February '03 Height For Hire Ltd. C&D Waste Recycling Facility Planning Permission


TES would like to congratulate our fellow colleagues, Laura Scanlan, Caoimhe Muldoon and Mairead Hogan, achieving their associate membership of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment. We also congratulate Laura for graduating with her Masters Degree in Sustainable Development.


TES would like to welcome Maeve McKenna to the team. Maeve joins us in March from Tobin Consulting Engineers in Dundalk. Maeve has a Degree in Chemical Engineering from Queens University in Belfast and a Masters Degree in Water and Environmental Engineering from UCD. We are delighted that Maeve is joining us and hope that she will enjoy her stay.

On a sadder note, our dear colleague Mairead Hogan is taking a year out to travel to Austraila at the end of the month. We wish Mairead all the very best for her exciting year and will miss her greatly. Bon Voyage Mairead!!!!

TES has two new Daddys. Padraic Mulroy and his wife Liz had their baby boy, Jack, on the 12th of February; and Mark Conroy and his partner Karen also had a baby boy , Jacob, on the 15th of February. This is the first baby for both couples and we wish them the best with their bundles of joy.