Monday, 2 February 2009

Council planners face grilling on Dunne plan

DUBLIN City councillors will tonight demand an explanation from city bosses as to why most of Sean Dunne's controversial €1.5bn development in Dublin 4 was approved by planners last year, only to be thrown out by An Bord Pleanala.

Fine Gael will table an emergency motion at the monthly council meeting where officials will be asked to justify why it felt the project was appropriate for Ballsbridge and why it ignored planning guidelines in the city development plan.

Last Friday the planning appeals board held that the 10-block development on the former Jury's Berkeley Court site would amount to "gross overdevelopment".

Ballsbridge residents called for the council to be investigated over its handling of the proposal as it refused permission for the 37-storey tower and one office block, but did approve most of the €1.5bn project.

Last night Fine Gael group leader Cllr Gerry Breen said the decision questioned the professionalism of the council and management team.

Irish Independent

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1 comment:

email: galwaytent@gmail.com said...

The decision questioned the professionalism of the council and management team !!

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"Naked deception is perfectly legal in Ireland"

Poolbeg Incinerator - Organisational Deception

Ireland's legal system, from the point of view of an honest discussion on incineration, is a threat. Ireland's legal system, from the point of view of international investors, is a joke.

The promoters of the Poolbeg Incinerator seem to be steeped in Ireland's culture of legal deception. Postulated examples of this are here (a). This deception may cause one hundred thousand man-years of reduced life expectancy. There is no way to be sure as the promoters seem to be curious as regards to protecting the public interest.

An explanation of Ireland's culture of deception is here: Credibility shredded by mess of Anglo Irish. In January 2009 The Financial Times called Ireland a banana republic. The description in 2005 by the New York Times of Dublin as “the Wild West of European finance” was widely revived. The full text is posted in the first comment to this blog posting.


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http://galwaytent.blogspot.com/2009/01/poolbeg-incinerator-organisational.html