With all due respect to Tallaght I think it is fair to say that planners and councillors should have learned many lessons since planning that metropolis- lessons about providing facilities and infrastructure and a decent environment and not just boxes to put as many people as possible in.
But no - they are well on their way to creating Tallaght By The Sea and destroying the whole coastal area of Rush, Lusk, Skerries and Balbriggan. In addition to the existing vast housing estates in the area Rush councillors have voted through permission for another 1000 houses despite the fact that it doesn't have the infrastructure to cope with existing expansion and despite opposition from the majority of Rush residents. Another 1000 houses while existing ones remain unsold and the only improvement to the town (of 8500 residents) carried out in years is the provision of a library which still hasn't opened.
The councillors who pandered to the developers instead of serving their people are as follows:
(Fianna Fail)Daragh Butler, Brenda Clifford, Mags Murray, Margaret Richardson, Eoghan O'Brien. (Green Party) Joe Corr, David Healy, Robbie Kelly. (Fine Gael) Anne Devitt, Alan Farrell, Eithne Loftus, Joan Maher. (Independent) May McKeown. Absent for vote: (Independent)David O'Connor.
The only councillors who actually tried to serve the people who elected them were:
(Labour) Ciaran Byrne, Peter Coyle, Peggy Hamill, Gerry McGuire, Tom Kelleher. (Socialist Party) Clare Daly.
You know what to do with your vote. Power To The People!