O RIORDAIN WELCOMES DECISION TO KEEP 3 POOLS OPEN UNTIL END OF YEAR
Press Statement from Cllr Aodhán Ó RíordáinThursday July 1st 2010
The statement today from the City Manager that the 3 endangered pools in Sean MacDermott Street, Crumlin and Coolock will remain open until the end of the year is to be welcomed.
This decision will give councillors the opportunity to fight for their survival again during the estimates process. The pools were due to close this summer.
This totally vindicates the stance of the Labour Party Councillors who secured €600,000 in last years budget to prolong their opening, despite the fact that their closure was presented to councillors as an immediate proposal only a few short weeks previously.
This funding which we secured allowed councillors the necessary breathing space to find positive solutions to save the pools in the long term, and we are determined to do so in the next estimates process. There is no circumstance where I would stand over a situation where three pools in disadvantaged areas would be closed and City Management can be assured of my co-operation in finding a long-term solution to the issue.