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Readers might recall the cockup on the Marina development whereby it ended up in court when APBs refusal to accept that the objector group had lodged a valid appeal, was challenged in judicial review proceedings by Margaret Murphy, described as a member of the action group.

In his reserved judgment granting Ms Murphy’s challenge, Mr Justice MacMenamin noted a “curious procedure” by Cobh Town Council in using “minuscule font size or typeface” only for the purpose of dating its letters. This unusual date procedure had not been explained, he said.

The dating procedure of the letters from the council to the group was “unwittingly” a “trap to the unwary”, especially in view of the general similarity of the letters in layout and in substance, although there were some distinctions.

The letter of January 11th, 2005, sent by the group to the board was given within time and included the relevant information necessary for the board to proceed

And now from the Cobh Town Council website council meeting minutes
from 19/12/06 from the town manager
“She advised that between the date that the Draft Budget had been forwarded to the members and the date of the meeting, the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government had announced the Local government Fund Allocations for 2007. The increase for Cobh Town Council was higher than anticipated at 7.82% which would result in additional income of €47,000. She stated that she was proposing that this extra income be used to pay for the legal costs incurred by the Council in relation to the recent High Court case concerning the Marina.

What a cockup and waste of money and still no marina…..the boat is sailing by us……

full minutes at :

And council meeting on 11/12/06 first time Mr.Caciotti attended, wonder what he made of all of that….or what has he got himself into – the minutes :

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