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Media Statement issued on 15th October 2015

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Thursday, October 15, 2015
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Emergency halting site: Press releases

Council continues dialogue with residents


Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council officials continued dialogue with residents of Rockville Drive this morning, Thursday 15 October.


The meeting took place in the Council’s offices in Dún Laoghaire.


This was the third engagement with residents – on Tuesday each house was visited with the letter setting out the position and yesterday there was a meeting with residents. The focus has remained the urgent need to provide emergency accommodation for the survivors of last Saturday’s tragedy in Glenamuck Road was outlined.


At a meeting with 5 residents yesterday, (Wednesday), the Council took on board the issues raised by the residents while outlining its obligation to provide emergency accommodation for the survivors and gave a commitment that the emergency site would decommissioned within 6 months on completion of the works at the permanent designated site.  During further consultation this morning, the Council again listened to and discussed issues raised by the local residents.


A spokesperson for the Council described the meeting as constructive saying:


“All of us involved recognise the situation which exists and are working to both address the issues of concern while recognising that there is a critical need to provide accommodation and a temporary home for the survivors of last week’s tragedy.”


“The Council understands the concerns of the local residents and will introduce whatever measures are under our control to address these issues directly and promptly”.  


The spokesperson added, “We are committed to using every resource available to us to address the concerns of local residents while working to ensure that a distraught family’s emergency accommodation needs arising from the tragedy at Glenamuck Road last week are addressed”. 


“Discussions and contacts regarding the issues are continuing”, the spokesperson said.