Ó Broin welcomes Clondalkin Equine Club planning permission
Sinn Féin Councillor Eoin Ó Broin has welcomed the granting of planning permission for the Clondalkin Equine Club. The 20 stall facility will be built in Ballyowen Park at the Fonthill Rd with funds from South Dublin County Council and the Department of Agriculture.
Cllr Ó Broin said:
‘I warmly welcome the decision of South Dublin County Council to pass the planning permission for the 20 stall Clondalkin Equine Club in Ballyowen Park. This facility will be a huge resource to the horse owning community Clondalkin and indeed the community as a whole.
‘I want to pay tribute to the members of the Clondalkin Equine Club who have spent several years lobbying Councillors and officials in the Council and Department of Agriculture on this project. Their hard work and determination has been rewarded this week.
‘I also want to pay tribute to Cllr Gino Kenny who has championed this project within South Dublin County Council and who built a strong cross party support base for the project.
‘There is a proud tradition of horse ownership in Clondalkin with the vast majority of owners properly maintaining their animals. However there have also been too many unfortunate incidents of maltreatment of horses.
‘The aim of this project is to provide the community, and particularly young people, with an opportunity to learn how to properly care for and raise horses in a safe environment. The fact that the project is led by the horse owning community is its great strength.
‘I with the Clondalkin Equine Club every success in the endeavours and assure them of my continued support into the future.