18th December

Residents say ‘no’ to seafront high rise

A vote on controversial plans to redevelop the sea baths in Dún Laoghaire Co Dublin has been postponed until October to allow officials time to reply to queries raised by Councillors, and to report on public feedback" the majority of which is opposed to all or elements of the plan.

At the latest meeting, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown county manager Derek Brady had recommended that Councillors accept one of the four modified options, each showing a reduction in height and scale.

Protesters at the street rally in June 2005 opposing the plan to redevelop the sea  baths in Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin. Photo Gillian Mills/Inshore Ireland

Protesters at a street rally in June 2005 opposing the plan to redevelop the sea baths in Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin. Photo Gillian Mills

All four options remove the 36 social and affordable units, which the manager said could be relocated to another part of the town. The remarkprovoked anger amongst some Councillors who said it presented an air of ‘exclusivity’.

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