Timmons Is Critical Of Local Government Act

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Cllr Francis Timmons recently said ‘’I only recently became aware of Section 112 of the 2001 Local Government Act. I was told at a meeting of council officials and Councillors following massive objections and protest from local residents to the Woodford Roundabout, that if South Dublin County Council had to put the Roundabout back to its previous state Councillors would be liable for the cost associated in doing this.”


The Clondalkin Councillor added “I was told this was under Section 112 of the 2001 Local Government Act, I interpreted this as accept the changes or else. Unfortunately this leaves councillors in a very difficult and vulnerable position and I intend raising this matter with the Minister. I have previously stated I believe we were misled or at the very least misinformed about the extent of the work being done on the Woodford roundabout, I am elected to represent the views of my community, this threat hanging over the head of any councillor does threaten local democracy. “

Sarah Brooks

Sarah Brooks

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