Marino tax-payers being ripped off by the continued closure of their Public Library- Ó Muirí

Cllr. Naoise Ó Muirí
Dublin City Council- Marino

6th April 2010

Marino tax-payers being ripped off by the continued closure of their Public Library- Ó Muirí

Fine Gael Cllr. Naoise Ó Muirí has today (Tuesday) called on Dublin City Council and the public sector trade unions to take immediate action and reverse the current work-to-rule situation that has resulted in a three month closure of Marino’s public library.

“It is an utter disgrace that the public library has had closed doors since 25th January 2010, I have received many complaints from unhappy residents wondering when their public library will re-open. Parents whose children are unable to use the facility, especially over the Easter break are especially concerned, however everybody is asking the same question: “When will our library re-open?” “

“Every citizen of this country is aware that the future growth of our economy will be reliant on an educated and highly literate population – how can we deny the children of Marino the basic fundamentals of that education by withdrawing public library services? At the same time the older population of this area who have contributed to the nation all their working lives are being denied a social outlet. It is for these reasons that I once again and hopefully for the final time call on:

1. The public service trade unions to issue a public statement outlining the rationale behind the complete withdrawal of service.
2. Dublin City Council to publish a statement on its website confirming that the facility is closed until further notice.
3. Dublin City Council and the trade unions to engage urgently in a meaningful process with a short-term timeline that will result in the service being restored”.

There seems to be no evidence of any endeavour being made to prioritise this crisis.