Ballyogan Swimming Pool a victory for the community, says Sinn Féin’s Chris Curran
Sinn Féin councillor for Sandyford Glencullen, Chris Curran has expressed his delight to see real progress and the beginning of something really special at the launch of the design plans for the construction of Phase 2 of the Samuel Beckett Civic Campus.
Speaking today Councillor Curran said;
“The community have been waiting for this day for so long. The project is vital for the development of community resources considering the forecasted 100% population growth in the immediate area within the next six to ten years.
“Sinn Féin fought hard for the completion of this project.
“We ran local protests, offline and online surveys, put forward a series of motions, asked vital questions on the council and in Leinster House regarding funding, drew attention to tender inflation and pleaded with councillors from all parties to remind their ministers to seek funding toward the completion of the project.
“No other party did as much work on this project and I'm delighted with the outcome.
“This is a victory for the community and resident groups. Its a victory for those who supported us and a victory for the children who pranked Minister Shane Ross last August, despite him clearly pledging his support for the reconstruction of Glenalbyn Swimming Pool, while being less vocal on this project.
“The project plans are at the detailed design phase now, the next step will be the tender process and construction is expected to start in 2019.”