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Minister’s failure to meet Priory Hall families unacceptable – Ellis

22 November, 2011 - by Dessie Ellis TD

Sinn Féin Housing spokesperson Dessie Ellis TD has called on the Minister for Environment to meet with the Priory Hall families.

He was speaking following meeting former residents of the complex at a protest outside Leinster House today.

Deputy Ellis continued;

“So far we have had no commitment from the Minister to meet these families and that is unacceptable. I am calling on Environment and Local Government Minister Phil Hogan to meet with the families as soon as possible and to set out how he will intervene to assist the Priory Hall residents.

“These families were failed by the state when they did not properly regulate against such scandalous building practices as were carried out by Coalport and Tom McFeeley. The least the Minister can do is to meet them and do whatever is in his power to help to rectify the situation.

“I would also echo the call of my colleague Cllr Mícheál Mac Donncha for the City Council management to withdraw its appeal to the Supreme Court of the High Court’s order to the Council to provide for the emergency accommodation needs of the Priory Hall evacuees.”

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