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City Council management must account for secret deals with developers

18 October, 2012

Sinn Féin Dublin City Councillor Mícheál Mac Donncha has described as "scandalous" the revelations in the TG4 documentary “Iniúchadh - Oidhreacht na Cásca” showing secret deals between Dublin City Council management and the developers involved in the O'Connell Street/Moore Street site, including the threatened national monument on Moore Street, last meeting place of the 1916 leaders.

Cllr Mac Donncha said:
"The revelations in the TG4 documentary compound the scandal which has seen the historic last meeting place of the 1916 leaders on Moore Street under threat and which has seen a huge section of the main street of our capital city lying derelict for decades.

"Secret deals and agreements between City Council management and developers, the misuse of the compulsory purchase order process to benefit one developer and the deception of the public and public representatives all featured in the revelations. We must now have full disclosure from Dublin City Council management about all the details of this debacle and full accountability for actions taken.

"It would be inconceivable for the proposed giant shopping mall to go ahead now against the background of this planning scandal and in the face of massive public support for the full preservation of the National Monument and the enhancement of this historic quarter of our city.

"Sinn Féin Councillors will be raising this at City Council level, including next week at the Commemorations Committee, of which I am a member."

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