Local councillor comments on O’Devaney Gardens agreement
Speaking after a meeting with Housing Minister Simon Coveney about the development of O’Devaney Gardens Sinn Féin Councillor Janice Boylan, a former resident of O'Devaney said;
"Dublin City Council has had plans for housing in O'Devaney for a long time but until now we lacked the funding to proceed. I believe today's proposal changes all that.
“At today’s meeting with Minister Coveney it was agreed that the department would fully fund 30% social housing on the site.
"This will deliver up to 300 social and affordable homes in O'Devaney Gardens. This is in line with Dublin City Council's land initiative. After many false starts it seems that the long suffering tenants of the blocks and surrounding area are finally going to see homes built on the land.
“A further 20% will be affordable and cost rental while 50% will be private.
"This is a major step forward and shows that we can deliver a comprehensive building programme on council land. We can move forward now we have the commitment we needed, the funding we needed. Finally we will have a thriving community again made up of good quality mixed tenure homes.
“This is a good news story for the area.”