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Development of Poolbeg must be done in consultation with residents

11 January, 2005


Sinn Féin representative for Dublin South East Councillor Daithí Doolan has said, "Any development of the South Bank/Poolbeg Peninsula must be done in full and open consultation with the residents of Ringsend and the wider community."

Speaking in Dublin Today he said:

"The plans for the redevelopment of the area of the South Bank/Poolbeg Peninsula in Ringsend were put on public display by Dublin City Council yesterday and submissions are being requested. I would urge all residents of Dublin South East to get involved with this project and I hope to see as many submissions as possible.

"Any development of the South Bank/Poolbeg Peninsula must be done in full and open consultation with the residents of Ringsend and the wider community. The development of the peninsula must provide social and affordable housing for the people of Dublin South East while protecting the cultural and historical aspects of the area. The environment also has to be protected and this means standing by the decision not to place an incinerator in Poolbeg.

"I would also call on Dublin City Council to immediately carry out a study into the health and social impact of high rise buildings.

"I look forward to working closely with the community and listening to their ideas and proposals so that together, we can create the best plan for the development of the South Bank/Poolbeg Peninsula. I also plan to put forward a submission myself to reflect the concerns and ideas of constituents that I represent." ENDS

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