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Dublin GAA Club Face Eviction From Their Only Pitch By NAMA

Dublin GAA Club Face Eviction From Their Only Pitch By NAMA

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has told the Dáil he is aware of the situation facing Tyrrelstown GAA club, who could be removed from their only playing pitch by NAMA.

Fianna Fail TD Jack Chambers told the Dáil that the club, who are in the Taoiseach's constituency, are being 'expelled and removed' by the National Asset Management Agency.

Tyrrelstown have launched a petition in response to the action and asked the Taoiseach, TD's and Fingal County Council to address the situation and save their pitch:

It is a well known and publicly acknowledged fact by all our elected representatives, State bodies, and others, that we have been criminally neglected when it comes to the provision of youth services and investment in the area. That all this takes place in the Taoiseach’s own constituency makes it all the more of a disgrace.

There is however an alternative. Were this land to be put at the disposal of the community, for the benefit of the community, it would represent a great step forward. We at Tyrrelstown GAA are more than prepared to work in partnership with other community organisations, from the Residents Association, to Foróige, to our schools, and to continue making it available for all these groups. Indeed, with security of tenure, we could continue to develop the land further, improve the facilities, all to the benefit of all the community.

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When asked by Chambers what he planned on doing about the matter, An Taoiseach confirmed he is trying to resolve it.

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Maurice Brosnan

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