DCC development of Iveagh Markets would be a game changer for Dublin 8
Ahead of tonight’s meeting of Dublin City Council, the Labour Party’s Rebecca Moynihan has called on Dublin City Council to begin the process of taking back control of the Iveagh Markets.
Councillor Moynihan said:
“It is nearly two years on since Dublin City Council backed my call to take back control of the iconic Iveagh Markets in Dublin 8. The owner of the land has had over 36 months to begin works on the site but has done nothing.
“Tonight, I am asking councillors to back proposals for Dublin City Council to begin the process to transfer the markets into the full control of Dublin City Council with a view of developing the Iveagh Markets,
“The current owner of the site has had over twenty years to develop this historic site, yet there has been little to no development on the land.
“The Iveagh Markets have fallen into a serious state of dereliction. It is time for the City Council to step in and develop this site and bring it back into use as a fully functional market in line with the history of the area.
“There’s a real need for market space over that area. Taking back and developing the Iveagh Markets will be a complete game changer for the Francis Street and Liberties area.”