Council officials reject plans for George’s Dock swimming pool

Proposals for public lido were brought forward by campaigners after Docklands white water rafting course was voted down by councillors in 2021

Patrick Earls said that despite the council’s dismissal of his campaign’s proposal for George’s Dock, above, he still ‘wants to prove that it can be done’

Dublin City Council has dismissed proposals for a public lido at George’s Dock after its own plans for a white water rafting course at the site were rejected by councillors more than two years ago.

A campaign to build public swimming pools and facilities at the disused dry dock in the Docklands were presented to officials earlier this year but were met with disapproval because of a lack of detail provided.

The lido project would ...