Future of Dublin Docklands Development Agency in doubt ahead of Government report

Tuesday 29 May 2012 18.48
DDDA was involved in some high-profile property deals
DDDA was involved in some high-profile property deals

The Government is to publish a report on the controversial Dublin Docks Development Authority.

Ministers decided today to put the report by the Comptroller and Auditor General before the Oireachtas later this week.

The DDDA is responsible for planning and development across over 1,000 acres of Dublin.

It became the focus of controversy after some high-profile unsuccessful development deals, including the acquisition of the now Dublin Glass Bottle company site, which led to multi-million euro losses.

The report is said to be "highly critical" and it has been suggested it will lead to the abolition of the authority.

A Government spokesman would only say that further announcements could be expected from Environment Minister Phil Hogan.