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Doolan - City Council cover up fire report

2 February, 2006

Sinn Féin Dublin South East Representative Councillor Daithí Doolan today, "demanded that Dublin City Council release an independent fire report on the safety of 100's of Council flats. "

Speaking in Dublin, Cllr. Doolan said:

"The residents of Council flats in Ross Road, Nicholas Street and Bride Street were promised an independent fire safety report on their flats several months ago. Yet to date nothing has been produced. The report was to be produced after residents claimed that following 2 fires in their flats, where 3 people died, fire safety work was never carried out. Many meetings and several months later we are still waiting for this secret report.

"It is totally unacceptable that residents who are living in fear of any more fires have yet another promise dashed by City Council officials. This report now appears to be have been nothing more than a cynical PR exercise by Council management.

"I will not stand by and let residents be simply strung along with false promises and reports that never see the light of day. We are talking about fire safety, people's lives have been lost and we have a right to know what City Council are doing about it."

In conclusion Cllr. Doolan ,"the City Manager must now take full responsibility and publish the report as a matter of urgency." ENDS

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