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Government must intervene to save Lynam’s Hotel – Doolan

22 July, 2016 - by Daithí Doolan


The Department of Housing and NAMA must work with Dublin City Council to ensure Lynam’s Hotel continues to provide emergency accommodation for Dublin’s homeless families, according to Sinn Féin Cllr Daithí Doolan.

Speaking this afternoon, Cllr. Daithí Doolan, chair of Dublin City Council’s housing committee, said:

“We are in the midst of an unprecedented housing crisis. It is unacceptable that families are being forced to leave Lynam’s Hotel to seek emergency accommodation elsewhere. Hotels and B&Bs are already booked out during the summer season. The Department of Housing and NAMA have an obligation to work with Dublin City Council to ensure the new buyer remains an agent for the city council and continues to provide emergency accommodation to Dublin’s homeless families. I have written to Minister Coveney and to NAMA requesting that they meet with Dublin City Council to discuss this proposal.

”The current Government claims housing would be a priority for them. Here is an opportunity to prove it; a phone call from Minister Coveney to NAMA and this current crisis could easily be over.

“Families who are already traumatised by homelessness must be provided for and protected from any further upset. I firmly believe if we work together we can bring a solution to his awful situation.” 

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