Wednesday 21 March 2018

Reclaiming College Green

The proverbial chickens have come home to roost in Dublin’s College Green. Plans to transform it into a “landmark civic plaza”, at an estimated cost of €10 million, seemed like such a good idea until the scheme ran into sustained opposition from sectional interests – taxi drivers, department stores, hotels, multi-storey car park operators and even Dublin Bus. The fact that there are an unprecedented 70 “notice parties” involved in An Bord Pleanála’s current public inquiry, each with its own agenda – both for and against – speaks for itself. Indeed, it is a measure of how fractious Dubliners can become when faced with decisions about the allocation of road space in the city centre.

Read the full article @ The Irish Times

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