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To: Dublin City Council and the general public

Reclaim the Iveagh Markets

Reclaim the Iveagh Markets

To demand the return of the Iveagh Markets to the control of Dublin City Council and to return the building to community control with proper public consultation on its future !

Why is this important?

Dublin City Council have demanded the return of the building following an unanimous vote by elected Representatives to have the building returned to community control. Cllr Tina MacVeigh got the support of the community and all the public representatives to return this iconic building to Community Control ! This has so far not happened despite a deadline imposed on Martin Keane to return the keys by 31st Jan 2018. The businessman has held the building for over 20 years and has not delivered on his promises. The building needs to be returned to Dublin City Council so that the council and the community it serves can decide together on the future of this iconic Dublin building and how best it can serve its community! The latest that Cllr Tina MacVeigh has done is to ask the council for a public consultation to deliver a simple message to our council why we the community needs this building in community control ! This June we need to give them a simple message take the building back and let the community have a community space !

How it will be delivered

By frequent updates and opportunities to ensure that community democracy is served !

Dublin, Ireland

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Reasons for signing

  • As a Market Trader in Dublin I've wondered why a purpose built market in historical Dublin wasn't being used but left derelict. Small Sole Traders like me are crying out for permanent place to trade. Please DCC and Local Enterprise Dublin we need your assistance.
  • Another 'businessman' whose sole intent is to profit on the ineptitude of those who trusted him.
  • This building is our market gifted to the people of the Liberties by the Iveagh Trust it should be run for the benefit of the people of the Liberties and not for the profit of one individual

Updates

2018-03-19 15:28:31 +0000

There are loads of indoor markets in every major city in the world. They are run by the local council and are usually given support and they make profits for the communities they serve. The Iveagh Markets I see wasn't included in any plan that Dublin City Council has for planning and development. However the Councillors voted for its return from the businessman Martin Keane in 2017 so far no action has been taken by him or the council. Our campaign calls for the businessman to immediately vacate our building and let this fine iconic building bring pride back to our community !

2018-03-19 14:20:29 +0000

100 signatures reached

2018-03-18 14:35:34 +0000

50 signatures reached

2018-03-18 12:22:10 +0000

25 signatures reached

2018-03-18 11:12:41 +0000

10 signatures reached