Keegan urged Donohoe to support rafting plan before project was axed

Dublin City Council’s chief executive said he would ‘welcome’ the Finance Minister's support as a TD for Dublin Central

Owen Keegan told the Finance Minister the construction of a public pool ‘being proposed by some critics of the [rafting] centre’ required ‘significant capital expenditure’ but would not generate income. Picture:

Owen Keegan, the chief executive of Dublin City Council, urged Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe to support plans for a white-water rafting course before the project was axed earlier this month.

Ahead of a meeting in late April, Keegan wrote to Donohoe saying he had been “surprised at the hostility and opposition” to the project and that he would “welcome” Donohoe’s support, as a TD for Dublin Central.

“I wonder if there is a full ...