To: Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council Chief Executive; Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Councillors; Minister for Transport Shane Ross

Protect Dun Laoghaire Harbour - Bring it under public control

Protect Dun Laoghaire Harbour - Bring it under public control

Stop Dun Laoghaire Harbour being privatised.
Put Dun Laoghaire Harbour into full public ownership.
Ensure no inappropriate development that will negatively impact on Dun Laoghaire Harbour as a public and watersports amenity and a unique piece of local and national heritage.
Ensure in the imminent transfer of ownership process from the Department of Transport to Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council that the Minister takes financial responsibility for any current liabilities.

Why is this important?

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council and the Minister for Transport will shortly decide on the future running of the harbour by choosing one of the following options as set out in Harbours Act 2015.
Option 1:
The existing Harbour Company continues as commercial quango, only nominally under the control of the Council.
Option 2:
The Harbour Company is dissolved and the harbour is brought under the full democratic control of the Council and by extension of the public.

Dun Laoghaire harbour is currently under the control of the Harbour Company which plans to sell public waterfront land to developers for hotels and private apartments in order to finance a giant new cruise berth in the middle of the harbour, which will fundamentally damage the harbour as a unique public maritime and heritage amenity.

DĂșn Laoghaire, Dublin, Ireland and National

Reasons for signing

  • Dun Laoghaire harbour is a public amenity enjoyed by thousands of people every week, it would be scandalous to sell it off.
  • ... It should remain to be for the people - it would be a disaster to lose access to this lovely area.
  • No private person or company should own the shores, rivers or access to waterways in Ireland. The harbour is a public place enjoyed by people from all over Ireland. It should be publically owned and managed in their interest

Updates

2017-01-18 13:46:39 +0000

100 signatures reached

2017-01-15 15:16:58 +0000

50 signatures reached

2017-01-15 10:40:00 +0000

25 signatures reached

2017-01-15 09:36:57 +0000

10 signatures reached