Councillor concerned about Church of Scientology hosting community events in Dublin

Councillor concerned about Church of Scientology hosting community events in Dublin
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A South Dublin county councillor has expressed concern over the Church of Scientology hosting public events in the community.

Yesterday, the Firhouse Scientology Community Centre held a free kid-friendly Halloween Festival.

The centre was open to the public for the occasion, which included activities like face painting, pumpkin carving and other games.


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Fine Gael Councillor Brian Lawlor says he is concerned about the organisation's presence in the area.

"I'm very reserved about the Church of Scientology coming into the Firhouse/Knocklyon area, or the wider Tallaght area for that matter," he said.

"They're hosting a number of community events over the next while and the first one was a Halloween event.

"I wasn't there myself but I believe it was well attended by the community."

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