People Before Profit Cllr To Table Emergency Motion On Planning Permission For Iveagh Markets

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At this afternoon’s meeting the of the Dublin South Central Area Committee of Dublin City Council, People Before Profit Councillor Tina MacVeigh will table an Emergency Motion calling on the Dublin City Council Law Agent to exercise the right of the Local Authority (as established by the 1976 Frascati Case) to establish whether a third party has the legal right to apply for planning permission by initiating a High Court injunction so as to establish that he does not have sufficient legal interest to apply for planning permission for the Iveagh Markets site.

Ahead of this afternoon’s meeting, Cllr. MacVeigh stated: “In a Sunday Business Post article Martin Keane announced this weekend that he intends to apply for planning permission to develop the Iveagh Markets and that he intends to throw a considerable amount of resources behind a legal challenge to his right to develop the Markets. Following this weekend’s announcement it is imperative that the question of whether or not Mr. Keane has any right to apply for planning permission be firmly established as soon as possible so as to prevent any further unnecessary delays caused by lengthy legal battles and that Mr. Keane be prevented from holding the Iveagh Markets and the people of Dublin to ransom.”