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City Council rejects 36 storey high rise

14 December, 2004

Sinn Féin Dublin South East Representative, Councillor Daithí Doolan has has welcomed yesterday's decision to, "reject a proposed 36 storey high rise for Ringsend."

Cllr. Doolan said, "At yesterday's Area Committee meeting of Dublin City Council I proposed the rejection of this high rise. To put it in perspective, it would be twice the height of Liberty Hall in a residential area. The scale of this development, which includes a night-club, indicates to me that it is a development based on greed and has nothing to do with providing homes for those who need them. This development is unsustainable and provides nothing for the surrounding area. If it were to go ahead it would become a monument to developers total lack of regard for people and their needs.

"It is wholly unacceptable to both myself and the wider community that private developers believe that they can simply impose their will on local residents, pocket the profit and leave behind a high-rise that will simply blithe the cities skyline. A line needs to be drawn, development is welcome here but not at any cost."

Cllr. Doolan concluded by calling on the applicant Candourity Ltd, "to immediately withdraw their plans and to engage in consultation with communities and their representatives." ENDS

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