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# owen-keegan - Saturday 16 October, 2021

From 'Traffic Tsar' to 'sarcastic' chief executive: Who is Dublin City Council CEO Owen Keegan?
# Profile
# Profile

From 'Traffic Tsar' to 'sarcastic' chief executive: Who is Dublin City Council CEO Owen Keegan?

Sat 8:00 PM 50,107 Views 32 Comments

Protesters and politicians called on the council chief to resign this week.

# owen-keegan - Wednesday 13 October, 2021

Dublin City Council chief Owen Keegan apologises for 'sarcastic' comment to Students' Union
# Accommodation Crisis
# Accommodation Crisis

Dublin City Council chief Owen Keegan apologises for 'sarcastic' comment to Students' Union

Wed 5:30 PM 20,752 Views 20 Comments

Owen Keegan came under heavy fire after saying that students’ unions should become developers to fix the accommodation crisis.

Students protest Dublin City Council over CEO Keegan’s comments on student housing
# Owen Keegan
# Owen Keegan

Students protest Dublin City Council over CEO Keegan’s comments on student housing

Wed 3:05 PM 17,078 Views 18 Comments

The protest heard several calls for Owen Keegan to resign as the council’s chief executive.

# owen-keegan - Tuesday 12 October, 2021

Taoiseach says Dublin City Council CEO Owen Keegan should withdraw comments on student housing
# Dismissive Comments
# Dismissive Comments

Taoiseach says Dublin City Council CEO Owen Keegan should withdraw comments on student housing

Oct 12th 2021, 10:25 PM 54,670 Views 50 Comments

“I couldn’t believe it, I thought it was facile. I just didn’t understand the point he was making.”

Sinn Féin councillors call on DCC chief Owen Keegan to resign over student housing comments
# Dublin City Council
# Dublin City Council

Sinn Féin councillors call on DCC chief Owen Keegan to resign over student housing comments

Updated Oct 12th 2021, 3:53 PM 25,478 Views 37 Comments

Minister of State Niall Collins has called on Owen Keegan to apologise, but not resign.

# owen-keegan - Monday 11 October, 2021

Dublin City Council chief criticised for suggesting UCD SU should build houses to fix shortage
# Owen Keegan
# Owen Keegan

Dublin City Council chief criticised for suggesting UCD SU should build houses to fix shortage

Updated Oct 11th 2021, 10:46 PM 45,991 Views 53 Comments

UCD Students’ Union had written to Owen Keegan amid a shortage of housing for third-level students.

# owen-keegan - Tuesday 17 August, 2021

Homeless charities hit back after Keegan says 'whole industry' sustaining people sleeping in tents
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Homeless charities hit back after Keegan says 'whole industry' sustaining people sleeping in tents

Aug 17th 2021, 1:32 PM 24,511 Views 35 Comments

He said the policy of removing tents is “not very popular, but we do it because we don’t believe it’s appropriate”.

# owen-keegan - Monday 16 August, 2021

Council chief exec says 'there's a whole industry' sustaining homeless people sleeping in tents
# Dublin
# Dublin

Council chief exec says 'there's a whole industry' sustaining homeless people sleeping in tents

Aug 16th 2021, 7:44 PM 39,614 Views 58 Comments

Owen Keegan said that the policy of removing tents is “not very popular, but we do it because we don’t believe it’s appropriate.”

# owen-keegan - Thursday 3 June, 2021

Whitewater rafting: Dublin City Council CEO explored crowd-funding controversial project
# Owen Keegan
# Owen Keegan

Whitewater rafting: Dublin City Council CEO explored crowd-funding controversial project

Jun 3rd 2021, 6:03 PM 16,648 Views 42 Comments

The proposed facility at George’s Dock was first announced in 2019.

# owen-keegan - Thursday 20 May, 2021

Green councillors want a team of 'night marshals' to monitor popular outdoor gathering spots
# Night Marshals
# Night Marshals

Green councillors want a team of 'night marshals' to monitor popular outdoor gathering spots

May 20th 2021, 6:00 AM 13,848 Views 40 Comments

These night marshals would be separate from Gardaí and would look out for anti-social behaviour in these popular areas.

# owen-keegan - Monday 18 January, 2021

Council hits out at 'hostile' commentary around white-water rafting facility
# George's Dock
# George's Dock

Council hits out at 'hostile' commentary around white-water rafting facility

Jan 18th 2021, 12:55 PM 42,342 Views 93 Comments

The Council has written to elected members to explain the benefits of the controversial project.

# owen-keegan - Friday 20 March, 2020

Dublin City Council chief: All we're asking is for businesses that are largely unaffected to pay their rates
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Dublin City Council chief: All we're asking is for businesses that are largely unaffected to pay their rates

Mar 20th 2020, 10:32 AM 26,341 Views 39 Comments

Owen Keegan said that “if there is a complete failure to pay rates, it’ll have very serious implications” for the city’s services.

# owen-keegan - Tuesday 26 November, 2019

Extinction Rebellion: Parks chief was worried removal of Merrion Square camp would look 'aggressive'
# Protest Camp
# Protest Camp

Extinction Rebellion: Parks chief was worried removal of Merrion Square camp would look 'aggressive'

Nov 26th 2019, 12:05 AM 21,160 Views 18 Comments

The camp was set up by protesters during a week of demonstrations last month.

# owen-keegan - Saturday 27 April, 2019

DCC's Keegan says criticism 'near hysterical' over him calling homeless services 'attractive' option
# Dublin City Council
# Dublin City Council

DCC's Keegan says criticism 'near hysterical' over him calling homeless services 'attractive' option

Apr 27th 2019, 12:05 AM 32,716 Views 107 Comments

That is according to correspondence obtained by TheJournal.ie under Freedom of Information.

# owen-keegan - Sunday 17 February, 2019

Council Chief Executive criticised for saying good homeless services create demand
# Owen Keegan
# Owen Keegan

Council Chief Executive criticised for saying good homeless services create demand

Feb 17th 2019, 4:45 PM 16,603 Views 38 Comments

“Dublin is a major draw for people who are homeless,” Keegan said.

# owen-keegan - Thursday 27 December, 2018

'Strong case' for directly elected Mayor for Dublin, council CEO says
# Owen Keegan
# Owen Keegan

'Strong case' for directly elected Mayor for Dublin, council CEO says

Dec 27th 2018, 11:00 PM 10,408 Views 31 Comments

The campaign for directly elected mayors has grown in recent years.

# owen-keegan - Friday 5 January, 2018

Dublin city traffic restrictions to be reviewed following delay of College Green public hearing
# College Green
# College Green

Dublin city traffic restrictions to be reviewed following delay of College Green public hearing

Jan 5th 2018, 10:47 AM 14,171 Views 49 Comments

A pedestrian-prioritised €10 million plaza is planned for Dublin’s College Green.

# owen-keegan - Friday 20 October, 2017

Poll: Should houses be built in Dublin parks to solve the housing crisis?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should houses be built in Dublin parks to solve the housing crisis?

Oct 20th 2017, 8:31 AM 42,735 Views 167 Comments

Dublin City Council said that it is a possibility.

# owen-keegan - Wednesday 28 December, 2016

'Irish people are suckers for celebrity endorsements': Dublin council chief on Apollo House
# Occupation
# Occupation

'Irish people are suckers for celebrity endorsements': Dublin council chief on Apollo House

Dec 28th 2016, 1:04 PM 35,585 Views 162 Comments

Owen Keegan has criticised the occupation.

# owen-keegan - Monday 28 December, 2015

Will buses be banned from one of Dublin's busiest junctions?
# College Green
# College Green

Will buses be banned from one of Dublin's busiest junctions?

Dec 28th 2015, 2:12 PM 17,076 Views 53 Comments

Big changes are coming to College Green.

# owen-keegan - Thursday 23 April, 2015

City manager: I was completely wrong about Dublin Bikes
# Ride On
# Ride On

City manager: I was completely wrong about Dublin Bikes

Apr 23rd 2015, 8:30 PM 32,403 Views 40 Comments

Owen Keegan said he wasn’t sure if the scheme would be a success.

Dublin Bikes still has one big issue to overcome
# On Yer Bike
# On Yer Bike

Dublin Bikes still has one big issue to overcome

Apr 23rd 2015, 1:26 PM 40,531 Views 66 Comments

The scheme celebrated its 10,000,000th journey today, but the city still needs to adapt to how popular cycling is.

# owen-keegan - Friday 3 October, 2014

Gardaí are investigating dodgy Garth Brooks objection letters
# Fake Fuss
# Fake Fuss

Gardaí are investigating dodgy Garth Brooks objection letters

Oct 3rd 2014, 8:36 AM 23,581 Views 52 Comments

Did you miss this?

# owen-keegan - Sunday 21 September, 2014

Councillors surprised and shocked to hear work will begin soon on Poolbeg incinerator
# Controversial
# Controversial

Councillors surprised and shocked to hear work will begin soon on Poolbeg incinerator

Sep 21st 2014, 4:11 PM 9,029 Views 21 Comments

One councillor said it would have been “good manners and good practice” to contact them.

# owen-keegan - Friday 5 September, 2014

Poolbeg incinerator is set to go ahead
# Controversial
# Controversial

Poolbeg incinerator is set to go ahead

Sep 5th 2014, 8:18 PM 11,415 Views 64 Comments

The €500 million incinerator will process over 550,000 tonnes of waste each year.

# owen-keegan - Tuesday 12 August, 2014

Enda got 1,000 emails about the Garth Brooks concerts. Here's what some of them said...
# Callin' Merrion Street
# Callin' Merrion Street

Enda got 1,000 emails about the Garth Brooks concerts. Here's what some of them said...

Aug 12th 2014, 5:44 PM 33,435 Views 63 Comments

“I want to ask you to do something to save this country from a complete shambles.”

# owen-keegan - Friday 18 July, 2014

Owen Keegan: 'I never gave an assurance that five gigs would go ahead'
# Ding Ding Ding
# Ding Ding Ding

Owen Keegan: 'I never gave an assurance that five gigs would go ahead'

Jul 18th 2014, 2:04 PM 18,003 Views 96 Comments

The DCC chief also accused the GAA and Peter Aiken of “failing to address residents’ concerns”

Sorry, but it's not over: City manager to be grilled on Garth Brooks debacle... again
# Oireachtas Agenda
# Oireachtas Agenda

Sorry, but it's not over: City manager to be grilled on Garth Brooks debacle... again

Jul 18th 2014, 7:15 AM 16,310 Views 82 Comments

Yes yes yes, we know, yesterday we said it was all over, but an Oireachtas committee has other ideas.

# owen-keegan - Thursday 17 July, 2014

It's finally over: Garth Brooks refunds to begin today
# Party Off Garth
# Party Off Garth

It's finally over: Garth Brooks refunds to begin today

Jul 17th 2014, 7:32 AM 17,125 Views 155 Comments

Fans will definitely be missing the dance.

# owen-keegan - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

No court intervention yet over Garth Brooks gigs after Aiken seeks legal advice
# That Summer
# That Summer

No court intervention yet over Garth Brooks gigs after Aiken seeks legal advice

Jul 16th 2014, 7:15 PM 49,760 Views 123 Comments

The concerts may be off, but the Oireachtas wanted answers. Here’s what Aiken and the GAA told them.

# owen-keegan - Tuesday 15 July, 2014

The Dublin city council chief talked about the Garth Brooks debacle
# Croke Park
# Croke Park

The Dublin city council chief talked about the Garth Brooks debacle

Jul 15th 2014, 11:25 AM 20,042 Views 88 Comments

Here’s what he said.

# owen-keegan - Monday 7 July, 2014

'The Garth Brooks ship leaves tonight', but city manager won't budge on licensing decision
# Unanswered Prayers
# Unanswered Prayers

'The Garth Brooks ship leaves tonight', but city manager won't budge on licensing decision

Jul 7th 2014, 10:45 PM 74,700 Views 263 Comments

However, councillors still voted in favour of all five concerts going ahead.

# owen-keegan - Thursday 23 January, 2014

Dublin council blames tenants for drop in rent collection
# Arrears
# Arrears

Dublin council blames tenants for drop in rent collection

Jan 23rd 2014, 6:30 AM 9,995 Views 46 Comments

Dublin City Council now has arrears of over €20 million as a result of residents not paying rent, and says there is a “culture of under-declaration of income”.

# owen-keegan - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

Poolbeg incinerator company may look for repayment if project doesn’t go ahead
# Money Wasted?
# Money Wasted?

Poolbeg incinerator company may look for repayment if project doesn’t go ahead

Jan 22nd 2014, 10:51 PM 11,409 Views 38 Comments

But the taxpayer could lose €96 million.