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Dublin councillor furious about toilet demolition

Labour’s Dermot Lacey said the council “can really stuff it now”.

A DUBLIN CITY councillor has said he is “hand on my heart furious” that a well known public toilet in Dublin was demolished yesterday.

Dermot Lacey claimed the decision to tear down the iconic building, located across the road from the RDS, came “out of the blue” and he believes it was “deliberately” done at this time because councillors are on holidays.

“I’m really furious about it”, he told this morning. “They can really stuff it now. They won’t get any cooperation from me in the next while until I get a full explanation about it”.

The Labour councillor said he thinks council management has been increasingly ignoring the opinions of councillors on issues like this, particularly since the elections.

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He said there were “all sorts of positive uses” for the structure which had been put on the table, including proposals for a reading room and an information centre that would be used during big shows at the RDS or for sports matches.

Dublin City Council said the demolition of the disused public toilet building is “part of the works associated with the ongoing flood alleviation works along the River Dodder”.

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