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Moore street traders appalled by hoarding on protected 1916 buildings- Cllr Janice Boylan

8 January, 2016 - by Janice Boylan

Dublin's Moore Street traders have contacted Cllr Janice Boylan today regarding the hoarding erected overnight on the historical buildings.

The traders are appalled at the lack of consultation with them about this intrusion into their work area. Not only are they gravely concerned about the health and safety element they are also hugely concerned about what is actually going on with the historical buildings. 

Speaking today Cllr Boylan said:

“The erection of the hoarding overnight came as a surprise to me but I immediately made representation on behalf of the traders with the appropriate section in DCC. I await further correspondence from them on this serious matter.

I also expressed my concern about the way the hoarding was erected without any consultation with traders or businesses. The hoarding is actually right up on top of two of the stalls and the women cannot work in those circumstances. I am also very concerned as to the status of the historical buildings, wondering what is actually going on with them". 

It seems following on from a ministerial directive this plan has been initiated without the full support of all the stakeholders. This just won't do. We can't keep arriving at situations like this, where people are halted from doing a day’s work and where our heritage is being threatened. 

I am calling on the appropriate departments to rectify this immediately.” 

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