Responding to leaked e mail correspondence between Waterways Ireland and Developer Ian Brabazon regarding the latters intentions to develop Lowtown Marina in Naas Clare Daly TD said:
“It would appear from this correspondence that the publicity arising from the active opposition of current long time residents of the marina (see press statement below from last March) delayed the efforts of Waterways Ireland to drive these people out.
“The informality and cosiness in the correspondence between a Waterways Ireland official and developer Ian Brabazon is disturbing and in stark contrast to the near complete lack of engagement by Waterways Ireland and the residents at the Marina and likewise their refusal to talk to my office about this case.
“The rights of the current residents are paramount and the efforts by the developer and Waterways Ireland to turn this Marina into a playground for the rich should be opposed.”
see also March 20th 2012 Lowtown Marina, Naas – barge dweller evictions