[Audio] Public meeting tonight over new Cork Prison

21st Janaury 2014, Tuesday
By Bryan T. Smyth

Work on the new Cork prison began this week.

The site is located next to the existing facility
on the Rathmore Road, beside Collins Barracks.

However, many residents in the Glen area remain opposed to the new prison,
which bypassed the normal planning process thanks to special legislation.

A public meeting will take place tonight at 8pm in the Glen Resource Centre.

Sinn Fein Cllr Tommy Gould says the new Prison should have been on a
site just outside the City, and NOT overlooking existing houses

but Government TD Jerry Buttimer from Fine Gael
says the site on the Rathmore Road IS appropriate


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