Jim O’Callaghan: Portobello closure will only move the problem

A government TD has said plans by Dublin City Council to fence off the plaza at Portobello this weekend will just move groups gathering to drink to other parts of the canal.

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent @emmetjryan
14th May, 2021
Jim O’Callaghan: Portobello closure will only move the problem
Portobello Plaza will be closed from this afternoon until Monday morning. Picture: Rollingnews.ie

Plans by Dublin City Council to close off the plaza at Portobello beside the Grand Canal have been met with mixed responses by local representatives.

The council issued a statement following consultation with local representatives, residents, and An Garda Síochána, saying that the plaza would be closed off from early Friday afternoon until Monday morning.

Jim O’Callaghan, Fianna Fáil TD for Dublin Bay South, said that he sympathised with the residents...

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