€72K for Monastery Road Sculpture

Clondalkin Statue Trevor Gilligan

“As a musician I’m a huge fan of art. However, given the fact that local prefab school, Gael Scoil Na Camoige is waiting 30 years for their school to be built, a secondary school needed in the surrounding villages, and a badly needed public health nurse in the area, we need to be very transparent about how and where this money is spent.” – Stated Cllr Trevor Gilligan PC.

“The National Transport Authority (NTA) invited proposals for a permanent outdoor sculptural artwork, funded through the Monastery Road Improvement Scheme. It is vital, that funding goes towards road safety, traffic movement, bus routes, and so on. NTA must focus on addressing the ever growing traffic issues. The adjacent roundabout was upgraded at a cost of €300K and this was met with opposition and backlash from the residents. Questions need to be raised at how the NTA spends public money, given the current cost of living crisis. Residents were not consulted or asked their thoughts. This money does not grow on trees… or sculptures. The green area has also been left in an awful state, post works.” – Stated Cllr Trevor Gilligan PC.

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