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Docklands rafting wheeze fails to hold water

The €22 million could be spent on far worthier regeneration projects for the capital

8th December, 2019
The proposed €22m whitewater rafting facility in Dublin city centre has been derided as a probable white elephant by many.

Remember the final scene in the 1970s horror flick Carrie? When a lassie bent over a grave to leave a bunch of flowers, and a dead girl’s hand shot up through the earth and grabbed her forearm, scaring the living bejesus out of everyone in the audience in the process?

A similar denouement unfolded in dear old Dublin town last week. From beneath the carefully tended soil outside the gleaming Central Bank, formerly...

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