15 February 2017

Commenting on the imminent publication of the Mulvey report, Labour spokesperson on urban renewal, Joe Costello has said:

“Tomorrow the Taoiseach will launch the report on the Social and Economic regeneration of the North East Inner City which has been prepared by Kieran Mulvey over the last six months.  The Report is the response to the unprecedented level of gangland violence and drug dealing in the North Inner City over the past year, which is destroying the area. 

“The Report has taken twice the length of time to prepare as intended. A recent presentation by Mr Mulvey to the local community gave only the broad generalities and was devoid of specifics.

“The Report will be a damp squib unless it contains a structured plan, a detailed budget and strict timelines for delivery.  The local community must be included as stakeholders in the decision-making process.

“Finally considering the political vulnerability of the present Government and indeed the Taoiseach himself, it is essential that the package of proposals in the Mulvey Report is agreed by all the main parties in the Dáil.


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