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Sinn Féin move emergency motion to halt sale of Council land to one of Anglo's golden circle

2 March, 2009


Sinn Fein Dublin Councillor Larry O’Toole has submitted an emergency motion to tonight’s Dublin City Council meeting calling for the disposal of council property on Moore Street to developers Chartered Land to be put on hold pending a garda investigation into Anglo Irish Bank and its golden circle clients.

Speaking ahead of tonight’s Council meeting Cllr. O’Toole said:

“Sinn Fein is putting an emergency motion to tonight’s monthly council meeting calling for the sale of council property on Moore Street to Chartered Land to be put on hold until the gardaí have concluded their investigations into Anglo Irish Bank and its golden circle loans. I will be urging all political parties on the Council to support my motion. It is critical that the integrity of Dublin City Council not be tarnished by the shady 1980s-esque dealings of Anglo Irish Bank and its dodgy clients.

“Irish politics has for many years been drubbed by institutionalised corruption. Fianna Fáil cultivated the golden circle culture in Irish politics. The relationship between Fianna Fáil, some financial institutions and developers has fundamentally undermined international confidence in Ireland’s banking systems and Irish society is now paying a heavy price for this skulduggery. Despite the unveiling of over ten years of planning corruption scandals by the Mahon Tribunal is absolutely astonishing that the Anglo golden circle-gate saga happened just last summer.

“Dublin is a proud city and its reputation cannot continue to be dogged by dodgy developers and their ropey dealings with politicians and bankers. The disposal of the city’s land to Chartered Land must not proceed until the gardaí have concluded their investigation into Anglo.” ENDS

Emergency Motion:

That the proposed disposal of council property at 24-25 Moore Street to Chartered Land will not be finalised until An Garda Siochana have completed their enquiries into the affairs of Anglo Irish Bank and its secret loans to customers.

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