Date Released: 16 November 2012
SIPTU has today expressed its deep disappointment at An Bord Pleanála’s decision to refuse planning permission for the redevelopment of Liberty Hall.
“The union, our architects and professional advisors have put five years hard work into this project including an enormous amount of consultation with Dublin City Council, our members and other key stakeholders including the local community and their public representatives. Given that the City Council saw fit earlier this year to grant us planning permission for the redevelopment of Liberty Hall we are extremely disappointed that this decision has now been overturned by An Bord Pleanála,” SIPTU’s General Secretary, Joe O’Flynn said.
O’Flynn concluded by saying that the union and its professional advisors will be studying the detail of An Bord Pleanála’s decision and the Inspector’s report carefully over the coming days and will not be making any further public comment on the matter for the time being.