Saturday January 18, 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...

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