Thursday August 6, 2020

Keegan’s love of kayaking ‘not relevant’ to whitewater rafting proposal, says DCC

Councillor Mannix Flynn says he respects DCC chief, but ‘he is an ardent canoeist and I think that is influencing this’

Aaron Rogan

News Correspondent

8th December, 2019
Owen Keegan (front) participating in the 58th International Liffey Descent 2017. Picture:

Dublin City Council chief Owen Keegan has said his personal interest in canoeing has no bearing on the local authority‘s pursuit of a €23 million whitewater rafting facility in George’s Dock.

Keegan has been a keen kayaker for 50 years and has completed the Liffey Descent 25 times.

Councillor Mannix Flynn told the Business Post that he believed this was part of the reason why the controversial development was being put forward despite...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader



Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Then €19.99 a month after the offer period.

Get basic
*New subscribers only
You can cancel any time.



€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.




90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

2 Yearly



Unlimited Access for 2 Years

This product does not auto-renew

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Related Stories

Key takeaways: Commencements are down but completions are picking up since lockdown ended, the latest analysis from Goodbody shows

Killian Woods | 2 days ago

Irish sawmills are now anticipating they will run out of timber by the end of September, which could have a significant impact on the construction industry

Rosanna Cooney | 1 week ago

Over 50 judicial reviews were taken against the agency’s decisions in 2019 as it received 119 applications under the fast-track planning scheme

Killian Woods | 1 week ago