Save Our Seafront - Public Meeting Monday 28 January 2019 @ 8pm
Royal Marine Hotel
What is happening with Dun Laoghaire Baths & Harbour
Speakers will include Richard Boyd Barrett TD; Fergal McLoughlin (An Taisce) & Cllr Melisa Halpin
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Dun Laoghaire Baths – Now we can get our pool!
After more than 15 years of dereliction & campaigning by the local community, work finally got under way at the Dun Laoghaire Baths site, last year. The plan as it stands is for there to be access to the sea for swimming and water sports with lifeguards in the summer. The pavilion will be restored with public toilets, a changing area for swimmers, a café, and studio spaces for artists.
Thanks to all the campaigning by Save Our Seafront, with the support of residents and many community groups, the council has always said they were committed to a second phase of development that would include a pool.
Since the building started Save Our Seafront has been calling for a pool to be included now rather than waiting for a second phase of work.
Cllr Melisa Halpin, on behalf of Save Our Seafront tabled a motion proposing the immediate construction of a pool as part of the current redevelopment last December. Options in this regard will now be discussed at a council meeting on 4 February.
We now need to get people behind this proposal and decide what kind of pool we want. Please come to our meeting to discuss this.
Dun Laoghaire Harbour – Now under control of the council – we need a plan for the future.
Last Autumn, Dun Laoghaire Harbour finally came under the control of the Council and the Harbour Company was dissolved.
Save Our Seafront has long campaigned for Dun Laoghaire Harbour to be brought under public and democratic control rather than be run by unelected and unaccountable Harbour Company quango. So it was a major victory for people power and the community, in September 2018, when the Minister finally announced the transfer of the Harbour to Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council.
Unfortunately the Council is now using financial problems left to us by the Harbour Company as an excuse to prevent proper public and democratic discussion on the future of the harbour
Save Our Seafront want the Harbour to be developed as a fully public amenity with a National Watersports Centre, a Diaspora Centre and the recognition of the harbour as a unique national recreational and cultural facility for the public.
We must demand that the public, local community and harbour users decide the future of our harbour rather than decisions being made behind closed doors. Come to this important meeting to discuss the future of the harbour.