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Priory Hall residents must be housed – Councillor Mícheál Mac Donncha

12 October, 2011


Dublin City Council has served notice on residents in the Priory Hall apartment complex in Clongriffin that their homes are unsafe to live in. Local Sinn Féin Councillor Mícheál Mac Donncha has described the situation as “a massive scandal” and called on Housing Minister Willie Penrose and Dublin City Council to ensure that the residents are properly housed and that the developer is forced to carry out the extensive works needed to make the apartments safe.

Cllr. Mac Donncha said:

“Priory Hall residents have now been told that their homes are unsafe to live in on fire safety grounds. This is a massive scandal because from soon after these apartments were first occupied it was clear that the developer, Coalport, had cut corners and had built a sub-standard development. Now the individuals and families living in over 85 apartments face leaving their homes.

“The developer was allowed to do this because of the disgracefully lax regulation of building in this State – so-called self-regulation which allowed rogue developers to put up sub-standard apartments and houses. That is why there is now a moral obligation on the Government and the local authority to ensure that all residents of Priory Hall are provided with adequate alternative accommodation and that the developer is forced to carry out the extensive works needed to make the apartment complex safe.” ENDS

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