Housing

GOVERNMENT’S HOUSING BLIND SPOT

9 September 2019

All over Dublin 15 and Dublin 7 we can see new houses and apartments under construction. We even have proposals to build a number of the notorious so called Co-living developments in Castleknock. In spite of all that activity the Housing crisis shows no sign of relenting. The number of people declaring for the homeless … Continue reading Government’s Housing Blind Spot

LEAD IN DRINKING WATER

10 May 2019

I have been shocked to read recent reports of lead concentration levels well above the legal limit in North Dublin drinking water, including in Cabra, Drumcondra and Phibsborough. Some tests have found lead concentrations nearly fifteen times over the legal limits. This is hugely concerning. Exposure to lead can affect brain development in children, and … Continue reading Lead in Drinking Water

NEW HOUSING FOR DUBLIN 15

24 February 2017

I welcome the news that Fingal County Council is currently in negotiations in respect of acquiring social housing units for the Dublin 15 area. An allocation of 8 million has been provided to Fingal County Council to purchase the units. It is expected the houses will likely be in the Hansfield area and other areas … Continue reading NEW HOUSING FOR DUBLIN 15

€13M SOCIAL HOUSING FOR BLANCH IN GOVERNMENT’S 2016 PLAN

26 January 2016

A total of 44 new housing units will be made available for social tenants in Rossan Court in Blanchardstown, as part of the Government’s updated capital programme for housing for 2016. The details were contained in Minister Alan Kelly’s social housing progress report for 2015 and capital plan for 2016. The €13million investment was confirmed … Continue reading €13M SOCIAL HOUSING FOR BLANCH IN GOVERNMENT’S 2016 PLAN

UPDATE ON HOUSING – JANUARY 2016

21 January 2016

An update from Joan on the Government’s work in the area of housing The current and very difficult issue of family homelessness is one that is being driven by a shortage of housing supply and pressures in the private rented market. The long-term solution to homelessness is to increase the supply of homes for social … Continue reading UPDATE ON HOUSING – JANUARY 2016

NEW SOCIAL HOUSING IN DUBLIN 15 UNVEILED BY JOAN

16 November 2015

Brand new social housing units were unveiled at Rossan Court in Waterville, Dublin 15 today by Joan. She performed the opening at one of the units, handing over the keys to the four-bedroom house to the tenant, who is due to formally move in to their new home in the next week. The estate, made … Continue reading NEW SOCIAL HOUSING IN DUBLIN 15 UNVEILED BY JOAN

WE CAN’T KEEP PUTTING OFF SOCIAL HOUSING

30 October 2015

Joan hits out at ‘bogus’ reasons not to build social housing Read Joan comments in today’s Irish Independent