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Spain welcomes plans to upgrade Quarryvale Park

23 February, 2007

Sinn Féin Dublin Mid West Representative Joanne Spain has welcomed news that South Dublin County Council plans to upgrade Quarryvale Park in 2007. Ms Spain had received hundreds of complaints from residents about dumping and anti-social behaviour in the park over the last year.

She said:

"There was a railing on a wall around Quarryvale Park until six years
ago, however sections of the railing were being removed and used as
ramps for cars to enter the park and the railing itself was also being
vandalized. As a result the Parks and Landscape Services Department of
the Council were forced to remove these railings.

"Sinn Féin submitted a question to South Dublin County Council last
week concerning the deterioration of the park and the number of
complaints we had received. The Council responded by saying that the
park does require upgrading and it is proposed to begin this process
in 2007 by the improvement of the entrances and the planting of trees.

"I welcome this announcement and I would call on the Council to also
look at the possibility of a playground in the park. Over the next few
months of the Planning Tribunal, we will be hearing how people from
Quarryvale and surrounding areas were robbed of facilities by
politicians and developers in the past. It is time for South Dublin
County Council and the Government to start undoing that wrong by
investing in the area now." ENDS

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