Clontarf Residents Protest Over Development Plans

The Rose Garden, St. Anne's Park.

Building over 500 homes in Clontarf ‘will not help the housing crisis,’ according to Labour Senator Aodhán O’Ríordáin.

A protest has been held by locals today to oppose plans to build 104 houses and 432 apartments on land at St Paul’s College, Raheny.

Locals believe the development will destroy the environmental integrity of the area, while a number of sports clubs who use the facility will also be adversely affected.

Senator Aodhán O’Ríordáin believes there are plenty of other areas around Dublin, which are appropriately zoned, to develop.

“It will completely destroy the environmental integrity of St. Anne’s which is loved by local people,” he said. “It will also take away quite a number of playing pitches which people are currently using.”

“We are really upset about it. Today we demonstrated a show of strength against the proposal,” he concluded.