DOORADOYLE councillor James Collins has welcomed plans for a playground next door to the Crescent Shopping Centre.
Initially, there were plans to provide a playing pitch in the Kilteragh Estate.
But because of issues surrounding the railway line which divides the estate, councillors decided against this idea, and instead Stapleyside Company, which developed the Crescent, are to provide the play park on its own land.
While welcoming this project, Cllr Collins has called for the Kilteragh Estate to be taken over by County Hall.
He also said that the planned play facility is only a “short term solution”.
However, the Fianna Fail councillor wants to see the site developed as soon as possible. “The playground at Crescent Shopping Centre is seen as a short term solution. The required long term solution is the provision of a neighbourhood park in the Raheen/Dooradoyle Mungret area,” he said.
When completed, the development will be the first play facility in the suburb.
Councillors have long been calling for children’s facilities in the area because of the growth in population outside the city centre.