Call for Demolition of Dun Laoghaire’s New Library

The vast new Structure taking shape on the Dun Laoghaire’s coast which has destroyed the beautiful old Seafront of the Town

A candidate in the elections for Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council has called for the immediate demolition of the new Library building which is at present being built  on the town’s seafront.

Mr. Peter Kerrigan, one of four INDEPENDENT candidates standing for the “Rejuvenation of Dun Laoghaire and for transparency in all public affairs”  said;

“The new huge structure on our sea front, which they call a library,  should be demolished.  According to estimates we have received this will cost in the region of €2 million (two million) but the savings to be made from the cancellation of the fit-out and upkeep in future years makes sound economic sense.  The money saved can be used in the rejuvenation of our town centre, rebuilding the Dun Laoghaire Baths and will  help in tourism development  which when combined will bring prosperity and jobs back to our town”.

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Peter Kerrigan is one of 4 INDEPENDENT candidates “running on the same ticket” for the REJUVENATION of Dun Laoghaire.  The four are local business people, ratepayers and are members of the DUN LAOGHAIRE RATEPAYERS ASSOCIATION.

The four candidates are …

ANTHONY KENNY- a Chartered Accountant has long time involvement in his family business; KENNY ADVERTISING.

ALAN O’REILLY – a chef who owns and manages one of Dun Laoghaire’s best known restaurants.

PETER KERRIGAN;  Runs his own business involved in International  Commercial Finance in Dun Laoghaire.

RITA O’BRIEN;  Barrister and business owner in Dun Laoghaire. . She is involved in Marketing and Sales in the financial sector.


The beautiful Carnegie Library at the west end of Dun Laoghaire, now to be abandoned when staff transfer to the new Structure.  The purpose built library had an inspired design – the lobby lit by a beautiful overhead dome, inviting you in to sample the rich treasure trove that awaits within – books to excite, to enlighten, to open the eyes and minds of children and adults alike.

The generous act of altruism by Andrew Carnegie in providing the library back in 1912 will now be thrown away for the ugly, overpowering structure on the seafront – Ceauşescu would be rightly proud.  During the development of the IMC carpark, 200sqm were allocated to Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Ccounty Council to be  used as the extension to the Carnegie library – this space is now being used for other purposes.

One thought on “Call for Demolition of Dun Laoghaire’s New Library”

  1. You have my vote: 1,2,3, and 4. I hope sincerely that you get in but don’t underestimate the DLR CORruPtO planning department: they’re career civil servants from all over Ireland who targeted Dún Laoghaire for the easy life; as such, they’ll hang in there like a tick on a madra.

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