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Sinn Féin demands funding for Dublin's major building programme

7 July, 2016 - by Daithí Doolan

Speaking ahead of today’s housing meeting in the Mansion House with Minister Simon Coveney Sinn Féin Councillor Daithí Doolan, chair of Dublin City Council housing committee, said:

“This city faces an unprecedented housing crisis. As time move on this crisis deepens. More families are homeless than ever before. Dublin City Council's housing list has grown to an all time length of 28,000. 

“This government claimed that tackling this crisis was a priority. To date we have heard a lot of promises but seen little action, only a promise of €200m for local authorities.

“Dublin City Council has plans to develop three sites with over 1,300 homes and we are currently drawing up plans for a further 3,000 homes on the old  IGB site. But unfortunately this government has yet to step up to the challenge with us.

“Plans for these sites will deliver social, affordable, cost rental and private housing. We need the government to release the funding to make these plans a reality.

“I will be making the case to fund this building programme in the strongest possible terms today. Minister Coveney will be judged not by promises but by action. That action must be taken now.”

For further comment call Cllr. Daithí Doolan 0863888152.

The Housing Action Plan-Stakeholder Consultative Event takes places in the Mansion House 11am-2pm on Thursday July 7th. 

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