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Ellis calls on Minister Kelly to address concerns around Prospect Hill

7 October, 2015 - by Dessie Ellis TD

Sinn Féin Housing spokesperson Dessie Ellis TD is calling on Minister Kelly to address immediate concerns around the safety of an apartment block in Prospect Hill, Finglas. The issue was raised by Gerry Adams TD to the Taoiseach during Leaders Questions today.

Dessie Ellis said:

“An apartment block of 62 units in Prospect Hill, Finglas has been left idle for six or seven years. Two years ago the block was passed to a Voluntary Housing Body by NAMA and potential residents were interviewed and allocated units. That was over a year ago and since then the residents were made aware of serious health and safety concerns that needed to be addressed. As a result, many of the residents were relocated as well as some others left in limbo.

“There is also a suggestion that surrounding apartment blocks (of about 500 units) constructed during the same period, may also have similar health and safety issues. Should this be the case, it is the responsibility of NAMA and Dublin City Council to ensure transparency of process and issue appropriate and timely communications to affected residents.

“I am calling on Dublin City Council to issue an immediate statement outlining the facts in relation to this building complex, and I call on Minister Kelly to address the issue.”

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