The decision of Dublin City Council’s executive management to put out to tender a €30 million construction contract for a white-water rafting facility at Custom House Dock is a political obscenity in the context of the calamitous failure of the Council to address the crisis of housing shortage for many years.
The threadbare excuse for this grotesque vanity project is that it is needed to train fire brigade personnel. That is absurd.
I am calling on the Government and the Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien to withdraw the tender process and to indicate that there will be no funding to the council as long as the tender project is proceeding. More than €1 million has already been wasted on the project.
Shame on the craven councillors who have not stopped the process months ago.