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Ó Snodaigh welcomes reprieve for Crumlin swimming pool

11 December, 2009 - by Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD

Local Sinn Féin TD Aengus Ó Snodaigh has welcomed today’s announcement that the Council will continue to find Crumlin swimming pool into the New Year. But he warned that the community and the Council must work together to ensure its long-term survival.

“The announcement this morning that the Council has allocated €200,000 to ensure Crumlin swimming pool can survive for the next eight months is to be welcomed and is a tribute to the work of local people in campaigning to keep it open,” said Deputy Ó Snodaigh.

“But we need to start to work together now to ensure that in eight months time we are not scrambling around again to try and save the pool.

“The Council needs to sit down with local representatives and, most importantly, the local people who use the pool, and work out a plan to ensure its long-term survival. Sinn Féin is committed to assisting this in any way we can.

“But part of that has to be about encouraging people to use the pool more. The more of us who make use of the facilities provided there the harder it would be for anyone to threaten to close it down in the future.” CRÍOCH

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