If Dublin City Council's unelected officials have their way this view will soon become a thing of the past. In the interests of building a flood barrier, they are planning to construct Dutch-style poldars, which in some places will be up to 2.8m in height. Joining Mihcael FitzGerald on Northside2Day are irate Clontarf residents Deirdre Tobin and Ken Curran who detail their disgust at the charade that was presented as consultation. They outline how an original plan supporting a barrier 1.8m has almost doubled, resulting in a major change of lanscape and consequent loss of amenities for effected residents. They point out that by effectively shieding the Clontarf boardwalk from the road the Council are creating an unsecure zone which will inevitably attract criminal and anti-social elements into a peaceful neighbourhood. They are calling on all the elected representatives to reestablish the status quo whereby the unelected Council officials operate in the interests of the local community.