Deadline set for Anne Street site information

bY aMY LEWIS

Published 15/10/2016 | 00:00

The county council has set an October 28 deadline for councillors to raise concerns or queries about the assembly of the Anne Street site that houses the offices of the Department of Social Protection and the Revenue Commissioners to be presented to it.

Director of Services Tony Larkin set the deadline after a presentation at yesterday's (Monday's) council meeting during which said he said there was no evidence that the then corporation had acted outside its powers or that anyone had been denied compensation as a result of the deal.

He said compensation was paid to three parties and no one had been disadvantaged. Requesting that the council hold off finalising the report, Cllr Deirdre Wadding told the meeting that new information had just been presented to her, but she was not in a position to make it public.

Chairman Cllr Paddy Kavanagh said the council was not a court of law and told Cllr Wadding not to bring anything to it that was not in the public domain. Describing the report as difficult, Mr Larkin said he was not amending it, but was happy to review it, though there didn't appear to be any reason for further investigation.

In January, claims of irregularities involving public bodies and taxpayers' money surrounding the site were made in the Dail.

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