Dublin Gas Company to close Bray office
DUBLIN Gas Company has been asked to change plans to close their office in Bray, which is due to take place on December 23.
The announcement came as a complete surprise to local organisations and individuals this week but on Wednesday, the company made it quite clear that the office is not a viable proposition.
The matter was referred to briefly at a meeting of the Urban Council on Tuesday night and they decided to call on the company to have a change of heart.
However, Tessa Ryan of the ocmpany said on Wednesday that the office in Bray had lost £21,000 this year already and finances were so tight that it could not be kept open. It was felt that Dun Laoghaire covered the southern corner of the city and while she agreed the decision would bring hardship on some elderly people, particularly those with fuel vouchers, there was nothing that could be done.
On behalf of the Northern Esplanade residents, Mr Paddy Feely said that he though it was very thoughtless of the gas company to close the Bray office.
‘I would like to ask them what is the position now regarding old people in Bray and also mothers with young children,’ he said. ‘Are they expected to travel to Dun Laoghaire or Dublin with their gas bills?’
He said he was very surprised that the Chamber of Commerce had not taken the matter up.