Dublin City Manager treats public with contempt
Sinn Féin Councillor Christy Burke has accused Dublin City Management of treating the people of the city with contempt after trees at the top of O’Connell Street were removed in the dead of night.
Councillor Burke said:
“Three years ago Sinn Féin had a motion passed at the City Council, preventing the City Manager from removing the trees at the top of O’Connell Street until public consultation had taken place. In the intervening time, and as recently as last month, I raised this matter with the City Manager and was told that the report on the public consultation would be going to the O’Connell Street Committee on July 14th.
“It is a disgrace that the trees at the top of O’Connell Street were removed in the dead of night, just one day before this report was to be made public. Furthermore Councillors for the area met yesterday and City Management never informed them about what was to take place.
“Dublin City Management have treated the people of the City with contempt.”ENDS
Note to editor: O’Connell Street Committee is a group made up of local public representatives, trade unions, business community and O’Connell Street’s sole resident. Their role is to monitor the O’Connell Street development.