-Keep The Magdalene Laundry For The Victims, Not yours to sell! Take 2 13 September from 13:00-15:00 Next Week!!!!!!!!!

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If anyone is attending the meeting at City Hall at 6.00 PM this evening (perhaps OP Socratus?), can you please report back here on what is happening and / or outcome.
 


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The Gulag Hotel idea on hold. If there is any attempt to sell that to a hotel chain it should immediately be referred to as the 'Gulag Hotel' and anyone meeting people booked into it should be told by Dubliners why exactly it has that name.
 

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Next step, it needs to receive HERITAGE STATUS.
 

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Dublin City Council votes to halt the sale of Magdalene Laundry site.
At a special meeting on Thursday evening, 37 councillors voted to retain ownership, with just eight voting against and two abstaining.


Fantastic, respectful decision - pleased to have been an atomically small part of this protest.
 

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Dublin City Council votes to halt the sale of Magdalene Laundry site.
At a special meeting on Thursday evening, 37 councillors voted to retain ownership, with just eight voting against and two abstaining.


Fantastic, respectful decision - pleased to have been an atomically small part of this protest.

The person to be congratulated is Dublin City Councillor Gary Gannon whose brilliant advocacy has halted the sale of the 2-Acre Sean McDermott Magdalene Laundry to DCC's preferred bidder Japanese Toyoko Inn budget hotel chain. Combined with the Magdalene Women who did a magnificent job of sharing their stories in the media.


Socratus, you tootled off after starting this thread, AND didn't return at any time to rebut the lies from the troll invasion. You are now coming back at the end to congratulate yourself? Is this meant to be a joke from you (If so, I don't get the joke)?
 

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Dublin City Council votes to halt the sale of Magdalene Laundry site.
At a special meeting on Thursday evening, 37 councillors voted to retain ownership, with just eight voting against and two abstaining.


Fantastic, respectful decision - pleased to have been an atomically small part of this protest.
But will it make any difference?


Does DCC have the legal powers to stop it or is this just virtue signalling?
 

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But will it make any difference?


Does DCC have the legal powers to stop it or is this just virtue signalling?
Dublin City Council own the building. At the very least they will now have to have a deeper consultation as to what happens to the buildings and land. I would have thought a racist like yourself would have been against forriners buying it anyhow.
 

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Dublin City Council own the building. At the very least they will now have to have a deeper consultation as to what happens to the buildings and land. I would have thought a racist like yourself would have been against forriners buying it anyhow.
But the Council does not actually have the legal powers to decide on its sale - my understanding is that power is in the hands of the City Manager?



Owen P Keegan was appointed Chief Executive in September 2013 having served as County Manager of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council (DLR) from February 2006. Before joining DLR he worked for Dublin City Council, where he was Assistant City Manager and then Director of Traffic.
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As I understand it the disposal of land is a reserved function.
 

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It's disgraceful that a prime opportunity to build affordable housing for workers has been thrown away, and for what? The Council have done nothing with that building and they never will. This country has a habit of wallowing in self pity, build a bridge and get over it. That site could have provided many homes, but that won't happen, just like 5000 homes won't be built elsewhere in Dublin because of NIMBYism.
 

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It's disgraceful that a prime opportunity to build affordable housing for workers has been thrown away, and for what? The Council have done nothing with that building and they never will. This country has a habit of wallowing in self pity, build a bridge and get over it. That site could have provided many homes, but that won't happen, just like 5000 homes won't be built elsewhere in Dublin because of NIMBYism.
You sem to have missed the bit about the proposal being to sell it to a Japanese Hotel group.
 

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It's disgraceful that a prime opportunity to build affordable housing for workers has been thrown away, and for what? The Council have done nothing with that building and they never will. This country has a habit of wallowing in self pity, build a bridge and get over it. That site could have provided many homes, but that won't happen, just like 5000 homes won't be built elsewhere in Dublin because of NIMBYism.
Funny how those who mouth off loudest about homelessness are to the fore in blocking house building.

Not only this stuff, but Sinn Fein blocking a 700 house development in Dublin. And they will bitch endlessly about lack of houses on rte morning noon and night.
 

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Funny how those who mouth off loudest about homelessness are to the fore in blocking house building.

Not only this stuff, but Sinn Fein blocking a 700 house development in Dublin. And they will bitch endlessly about lack of houses on rte morning noon and night.
Poor Mushy, not a frekin' clue......:D
 

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Dublin City Council is an impotent bunch of virtue signalling clowns. This building will be left to fall apart, nothing will come of it and the opportunity to provide homes for homeless families will be lost. Who do they think is going to go to see this building? Few if any Irish people in or outside of Dublin will go to see it, most foreign tourists have no idea the laundries existed and they aren't going to go and see it. Another shocking case of virtue signalling trumping common sense.
 

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Dublin City Council is an impotent bunch of virtue signalling clowns. This building will be left to fall apart, nothing will come of it and the opportunity to provide homes for homeless families will be lost. Who do they think is going to go to see this building? Few if any Irish people in or outside of Dublin will go to see it, most foreign tourists have no idea the laundries existed and they aren't going to go and see it. Another shocking case of virtue signalling trumping common sense.
There isn't even a laundry to see. It's only the convent that is left.
 

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if you take down the convent and the bloody church that backs on to the proposed 'memorial gardens'- (why the f*ck did it not occur to anyone that the last thing some of the people who would go these memorial gardens would want to see is a bloody prayer-teepee looming over it?)

Knock the bastard church down. It isn't as if there is huge demand for them anymore.
 

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if you take down the convent and the bloody church that backs on to the proposed 'memorial gardens'- (why the f*ck did it not occur to anyone that the last thing some of the people who would go these memorial gardens would want to see is a bloody prayer-teepee looming over it?)

Knock the bastard church down. It isn't as if there is huge demand for them anymore.
Better convert it into a Mosque.

Huge demand for them.




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But will it make any difference?


Does DCC have the legal powers to stop it or is this just virtue signalling?
Virtue signalling of the most pretentious kind to be honest. Why on earth would anyone choose to turn this into a pointless museum dedicated to misery? It is fanciful to think that anyone would ever would even want to visit such a place, particularly considering that it is located in a rather dodgy part of the city. It's a ridiculous waste of resources, led by the Mope brigade. Ireland after the crash doesn't have the money for those sort of airhead-led projects.
 


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