Episode 2038: Why White-Water Rafting? Dublin City Council Chief Executive Owen Keegan On Continuing Plans For George’s Dock
In January 2019, Dublin City Council published plans for a proposed white-water rafting facility on George’s Dock near the north inner city. What started off as a proposal estimated to cost €12 million has since bloated to an estimated minimum spend of €25 million in the intervening two and a half years.
My article from today's Weekend Review section about how the plans for a whitewater rafting facility at George's Dock are progressing and whether an outdoor public pool/lido would be a better and more inclusive use of the space https://t.co/J1gwCBa0XR
— Sorcha Pollak (@SorchaPollak) April 17, 2021
Today we speak to the chief executive of Dublin City Council, Owen Keegan – who has continued to pursue the project despite vocal opposition – about where the plans currently stand, whether there is really a demand for such a facility in Dublin and why potential alternative uses for the George’s Dock site like a public swimming pool haven’t been prioritised.
Plus there’s Old Man Murphy’s return to the playing fields of Templeogue Synge Street and Brendan Rodgers catching a break.
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