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Council motion allows O'Devaney Gardens development to commence- Sinn Féin

16 September, 2016

A Sinn Féin motion to allow the development of O'Devaney Gardens to proceed immediately will be debated at Thursday's Dublin City Council meeting.

Speaking this evening, Cllr. Daithí Doolan, chair of Dublin City Council's housing committee said:
"A motion was passed at July's city council meeting calling for 50% council housing and 50% rented housing for the O'Devaney Gardens site. It has since transpired that this motion would further delay any development of the site.

"Dublin is in the midst of a housing crisis. With nearly 30,000 applicants on Dublin City Council's housing list, the time for debate is over. The time for action is now.

"Sinn Féin, along with other city councilors, met with the Department of Housing and agreed a plan to develop the site. It will provide for up to 600 homes with 300 social and affordable homes.

"The Sinn Féin motion aims to rescind July's decision and will allow for development to proceed without further delay."

Cllr. Janice Boylan said:
"It is essential that this site is developed as soon as possible. Having met with residents and tenants I am assured of their support for this plan. It will deliver essential housing and jobs for this community. We have had too many false dawns in O'Devaney Gardens. I would urge councilors who support housing to support this motion."

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