Council must take action against Clondalkin eyesore

Clondalkin Ind Estate

The Labour Party’s Local Area Representative in Clondalkin-Rathcoole, Chris O’Dwyer, is calling on South Dublin County Council to take action on high rise storage containers in the Clondalkin Industrial Estate. 

After meeting with concerned local residents and those who use the canal for leisure purposes O’Dwyer said: “Residents living in James Connolly Park and on the Station Road reached out to me recently regarding the continued presence of storage containers that they say resemble high rise apartment blocks. “As a Clondalkin local I am all to familiar with the sight of the storage containers. I reached out to the wider Clondalkin community regarding this eyesore. I heard back from Clondalkin residents who use the canal for recreational purposes and they have expressed concern for the growing eyesore. 

“The Council needs to step in to limit the number of containers held on the site and place a restriction on how high they can be stacked. The canal is a wonderful asset to Clondalkin and needs serious investment to maintain its scenic beauty. These containers are impacting on the beauty of the area.  “The Council needs to do their job which is to listen to the concern of residents and act accordingly. 

Sarah Brooks

Sarah Brooks

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