Minister gives conflicting message on Scribblestown PPP

At yesterdays Area Committee there was unanimous support for a motion which called on the Department of Housing to clarify their position regarding the Government’s Scribblestown PPP. This motion arose from a meeting between Minister John Paul Phelan, Minister for Local Government and Electoral Reform and Scribblestown Residents at which it was suggested that Councillors…

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New Mixed Housing in Charlestown

I was pleased to hear this week that Fingal County Council have reached agreement for a new housing scheme at Charlestown which will have a social mix of low income rental and affordable owner occupied units. I look forward to seeing the detail of the planning application and will call for full consultation with residents

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Sinn Féin attempts to stop tenant purchase in Dublin City are misguided

Cllr Paul McAuliffe, the Leader of the Fianna Fáil group on Dublin City Council has criticised a move by Sinn Féin councillors to petition the Lord Mayor to hold a special meeting on the proposed Tenant Purchase Scheme. He said the attempt was “ill informed and short sighted.” Dublin City Councillors will meet in emergency…

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Council confirm modular housing will be timber frame, brick clad and similar to existing adjoining homes.

Dublin City Council has confirmed in a leaflet distributed to residents adjoining the Ballymun Rapid Housing project site that the units being developed will in be “timber frame homes with the ground floor having a brick finish to the front and back of the house.” The leaflet states that this will be similar to “existing…

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Modular housing in Ballymun & Finglas South

  Since the announcement in the media yesterday morning (prior to plans being presented to Councillors at the meeting) I have been in contact with a large number of local people. The first issue is the selection of the sites. I believe it was wrong to select these sites without working with local councillors. I…

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210 made homeless since August as FG/LAB battle on rent certainty

Almost 50% of people registering have been forced out of the private rented market.  The Leader of Fianna Fáil in Dublin City, Councillor Paul McAuliffe has hit out at Fine Gael and Labour for ‘dithering’ on rent reforms and rent certainty, while an additional 210 people have been made homeless since the start of August….

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‘Budget has no solutions for those in emergency accommodation and those facing eviction in Dublin’s rental market.’ – McAuliffe

  The Leader of the Fianna Fail Group on Dublin City Council, Cllr Paul McAuliffe has accused the government of allowing ideological grandstanding to get in the way of providing immediate relief for those in emergency accommodation and those facing eviction in Dublin. This budget has done nothing to secure the supply of rental properties…

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