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Private development failing to deliver homes for Dublin - Doolan

24 October, 2015 - by Daithí Doolan

Sinn Féin councillor Daithí Doolan has said private developers are not delivering enough homes for the people of Dublin. 

Responding to reports today that home building is down in Dublin, Cllr.Daithí Doolan, chair of Dublin City Council housing committee, said:

"Dublin needs 8,000 new homes every year. Home builds are down from a high of 14,375 in 2006 to 2,075 last year. 

"Private developers are clearly failing to deliver homes for the people of Dublin. This in turn is fuelling spiralling rents in the private rented sector. 

"What is needed is a government funded programme for a home building in Dublin. We urgently need social and affordable homes to meet current demand and that of an increasing population. City Council housing list has increased since July to nearly 22,000 applicants.

"City Council has the land to meet the needs of the city. What we lack is the government funding to build on this land. Minister Kelly continues to promise funding. But none has been released."

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