New side advert

2 July 2010

Resize: A A A Print

Dublin City Council's temporary reprieve for Seán MacDermott St Swimming Pool


Mary Lou McDonald with young swimming pool users

AFTER a meeting with Sinn Féin on Thursday evening, Dublin City Council bosses confirmed that Seán MacDermott Street Swimming Pool will be kept open for the remainder of the year. But they have refused to guarantee the pool’s future for the longer term.

Sinn Féin’s Mary Lou McDonald has criticised Labour, Fine Gael and Independent councillors who supported the city budget responsible for creating so much uncertainty about the pool’s future.

“We were particularly disappointed that Independent and Labour councillors supported such an inequitable budget,” Mary Lou said.

“Targeting inner city areas for cuts in critical service provisions simply does not make sense on any level. Yet this is exactly what Labour has done by supporting this year’s budget.

“Shutting down sporting outlets for kids and adults in deprived areas is just crazy and it is hard to understand how a party of the Left can rationalise this kind of decision.”

She added:

“I urge Labour councillors to reflect on the impact of the budget on inner city communities and to ensure that they do not vote again in favour of a budget that impacts so negatively on inner city communities by penny pinching.”

ENDS

An Phoblacht Magazine

AN PHOBLACHT MAGAZINE:

  • Don't miss your chance to get the second edition of the 2019 magazine, published to coincide with Easter Week
  • This special edition which focuses on Irish Unity, features articles by Pearse Doherty, Dr Thomas Paul and Martina Anderson.
  • Pearse sets out the argument for an United Ireland Economy whilst Pat Sheehan makes the case for a universally free all-island health service.
  • Other articles include, ‘Ceist teanga in Éirinn Aontaithe’, ‘Getting to a new Ireland’ and ‘Ireland 1918-22: The people’s revolution’.

Order your copy now for only €5/£4 + P&P

Follow us on Facebook

An Phoblacht on Twitter

Uncomfortable Conversations 

uncomfortable Conversations book2

An initiative for dialogue 

for reconciliation 

— — — — — — —

Contributions from key figures in the churches, academia and wider civic society as well as senior republican figures


An Phoblacht
44 Parnell Sq.
Dublin 1
Ireland
 

Powered by Phoenix Media Group