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Glenalbyn swimming pool inaction is nothing short of scandalous - Rosie Ní Laoghaire

25 January, 2018


Rosie Ní Laoghaire, Sinn Féin’s Local Area Representative in Stillorgan, Co. Dublin, has expressed her concern today that the Glenalbyn pool site has not been included in the new draft Local Area Plan for Stillorgan 2018-2024.

Ms Ní Laoghaire encouraged the local community to put pressure on Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown County Council to act now.

Speaking today she said:

“Rebuilding the swimming pool at Glenalbyn is a priority for locals in the area.

“It’s about time that local public representatives prioritise the redevelopment of the pool, and ensure it’s centrality as the community hub which it has been in the area for the 47 years prior to its closure in December 2013.

“Four years after Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council closed the pool at short notice, and €68k later, spent on consultancy fees to find a better site, which turned out to be the current site, and the pool is still closed. 

“It’s nothing short of scandalous.  

“Local residents have expressed their disbelief and outrage to me since the exclusion of Glenalbyn pool from the draft LAP came to light in recent days.

“I am disappointed that Glenalbyn Pool has been put on the long finger for the last four years, and counting. 

“I believe that Glenalbyn should be included as an integral part of the draft Local Area Plan for Stillorgan 2018-2024.

“Anything less is a disservice to the people of Stillorgan, Kilmacud, Mount Merrion, and the surrounding areas.

“I am calling on Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council and all political parties to act now to build the new Glenalbyn pool.”

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