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Consultation needed on modular housing initiative for Dublin city- Cllr Daithí Doolan

17 June, 2015 - by Daithí Doolan

Sinn Féin Dublin city councillor Daithí Doolan has commented on council plans to house homeless families in modular housing.

Cllr. Doolan, a member of Dublin City Council's Housing Strategic Policy Committee, said:

“We are in the midst of an unprecedented housing crisis in Dublin. All ideas must be put on the table, therefore I welcome any decent initiative that seeks to tackle this crisis.

“If these dwellings are up to standard and the sites are appropriate they should proceed. But in parallel to this initiative the Government must introduce measures to control rents in the private sector and provide additional funds to the City Council to purchase and construct permanent homes. 

“This plan has been mooted without any consultation with elected councillors and we are seeking an urgent meeting with council management to discuss details of the proposal.

Minister Kelly must act on his promise made in December.

 "He must release funds to tackle homeless crisis in Dublin. Funds to make empty council units ready to let and funds to build social housing. To date no funds have been released. This is unacceptable. 

“Building homes is the long term, sustainable solution. We have can acute homeless crisis because consecutive governments have failed to provide funds to build adequate number of appropriate social housing in Dublin." 

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