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Not a single local authority house built in Dublin 15 in 2015- Paul Donnelly

4 December, 2015 - by Paul Donnelly


Dublin West Sinn Féin Cllr Paul Donnelly has said that the latest report into the provision of social housing clearly shows that the government has no intention of giving local authorities the capacity to deliver social housing.

Cllr Donnelly said:

 “Today’s report outlines starkly that the present government has no intention of re building the capacity of the local authorities to build homes for those on the social housing list”.

“What we see is the ongoing privatisation of social housing provision”.

“I am not in favour or RAS or long term leasing from the private rented sector as a long term solution as there is the removal of security of tenure that all social housing tenants in previous decades had. Tenants can lose these “homes” at any time and are only promised to be housed within a reasonable distance from their current home"

“I absolutely welcome the provision of social housing through the direct acquisition in the short term, along with funding for specific voluntary housing provision however what I don’t see is any commitment to building the capacity of the local authority to engage in home and community building”.

“This has been a long term project for the establishment of Fianna Fail, Fine Gael and their mudguards in Labour who wish to see the privatisation of the provision of public services”.

“Sinn Féin have given a strong commitment that we believe strongly in the provision of public services and social housing and we will again commit to that in our housing strategy, better4housing that we have launched”.

“This comprehensive plan will see the building of 100,000 social and affordable houses, provide rent certainty, ensure all developers deliver 20% of the Part V scheme among many other plans to deal effectively with the housing crisis”. 

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