8 October 2009 Edition
GLASNEVIN CEMETERY: Council supports Sinn Féin emergency motion
Bereaved parents should be consulted over controversial plans
DUBLIN City Council’s passing this week of a Sinn Féin emergency motion calling for a halt to work on the old and new ‘Angels’ plots at Glasnevin Cemetery to allow for consultations with bereaved parents of children buried there has been welcomed by Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald.
McDonald said there is widespread anger among parents of children buried at these plots as plans were made without their consultation.
“The idea of riding roughshod over the feelings of parents who have buried small children and babies in these plots is just wrong.”
The motion was tabled by Sinn Féin Councillor Larry O’Toole.
Speaking on Tuesday, Mary Lou McDonald said:
“No work should take place at these plots without full and proper consultation with the families of those buried there.
“There is now an onus on the Glasnevin Cemetery authorities to immediately cease work at the plots and to initiate a vigorous consultation process with the family members of those buried in these plots.