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Doolan welcomes Council's proceedings against 100 developers

2 March, 2009

Sinn Féin Dublin City Councillor Daithi Doolan has welcomed the news that Dublin City Council has initiated Planning Enforcement Action against 100 property developers for non-payment of Development Contributions. Councillor Doolan said the move was "long overdue considering the City is now owed over €24m in Development Contributions."

Speaking form City Hall tonight, Councillor Doolan said, "I have been asking the City Manager for this information since January. The non-payment of levies by major developers is nothing short of a disgraceful. These developers are holding the City to ransom and must be faced down. A number of the cases are now listed in the District Court. These developers must be named and shamed and the Council must ensure these developers are refused planning permission in the near future.

"Property developers and land speculators have been making millions of euros from developing land while the tax payer has funded infrastructural services. Now that we are facing cuts to local government spending right across the board we need to ensure that public services don't suffer while any levies remain uncollected." ENDS

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