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Thread: Council pay €142,000 for field in Dartmouth Ranelagh - Austerity is only for those not in Dublin 6

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    Default Council pay €142,000 for field in Dartmouth Ranelagh - Austerity is only for those not in Dublin 6

    Sinn Fιin to hold protest over Government funding cut for Dublin City Council

    Locals jointly buy Dartmouth Square park - The Irish Times - Wed, Dec 05, 2012

    Councils to cut services as funding sliced again - National News - Independent.ie

    Dublin city council can find €100, 000 + to buy a field fro a bunch of residents in ranelagh while closing services to others across the city. I'm sure it has nothing to do with them being the well heeled denizens of rennnelllaah now would it? looking forward to the new council leisureplex any day now in sean mcdermott st.......
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    How dare a council buy a public park so that children may play and elderly people may take a stroll?

    The next thing will be the government giving money to people when they have no jobs or providing free hospital care.

    Where will this extravagence end?
    Last edited by White Horse; 5th December 2012 at 11:40 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by White Horse View Post
    How dare a council buy a public park so that children may play and elderly people may take a stroll?
    How could it be a public park if they had to buy it from a private owner?

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    Dublin subsisdises most of the rest of the country, so do one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Levellers View Post
    How could it be a public park if they had to buy it from a private owner?
    I think White Horse was being ironic....
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    Only in Ireland could a council manage to pay €142,000 for something, that when put for auction attracted zero bidders.

    What makes it worse is that the square sold for 10k in 2005 - the height of the boom!!!

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    Do not know dιtails rι.D.sq.but have heard about O'Gara and his involvement in dubious claims to properties.Did he profit from this enterprise?

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    It was always a public park until "carpetbagger" Noel O'Gara saw an opportunity for a quick buck, as the council didn't own the freehold. So, they had no choice basically but to fight it and pay something to regularise the situation. I say fair play to them.

    And incidentally, some of the best investments the state ever made were public parks bought (in the Dublin area at least) when we didn't have two shillings to rub together back in the 70's and 80's. Charlie Haughey for all his faults, deserves some of the credit for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fearcluain View Post
    Do not know dιtails rι.D.sq.but have heard about O'Gara and his involvement in dubious claims to properties.Did he profit from this enterprise?
    Bought for 10k sold for 142k. Looks like it

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    Smell of corruption about this one.

    Would a Dublin local authority be corrupt ?
    Coveney's ambition is the be Ireland's next EU Commissar and Ireland will pay a price as he builds his CV to position himself sufficiently loyal to the nEU empire.

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