Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Stringfellows Closure Good News for Parnell Street

The news that Stringfellows has closed its doors for the last time is great news for Parnell Street and for the North Inner City. The opening of a strip club in a residential area was always a massive point of controversy for the local people and the local public representatives. A major rejuvenation of Dominick Street is underway and I am a member of the regeneration board. Wolfe Tone Close is a new development across the road for senior citizens and the Parnell Square improvements are also coming on stream soon. A strip club was completely out of touch with the family-friendly community that we are trying to develop in Parnell Street. Local residents like Vera Brady deserve great praise for keeping the protests up over the last number of months.