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Poolbeg development plan will deliver 900 social and affordable homes

18 May, 2017 - by Daithí Doolan

Dublin City Council this evening voted to include 900 social and affordable houses in the Poolbeg development plan.

Speaking  after the meeting Sinn Fein Councillor Daithi Doolan, Chairperson of Dublin city Council housing committee, said:;

"The vote tonight will ensure that 900 social and affordable homes will now be built as part of the Poolbeg development plan. This is a good outcome, but it could have been much better. 

“Sinn Fein proposed a further 100 senior citizens homes, bringing the total to 1,000. Unfortunately the combined votes of Labour, Fine Gael and Fianna Fail reduced that number to 900.

"The original commitment by Minister Coveney of 620 social and affordable houses was never a runner. It was only by standing firm on our commitment to housing that we were able to greatly increase this number.

“We firmly believed that despite the scare tactics of the department and council officials we could have easily delivered the extra 100 homes. It is a wasted opportunity. Sinn Féin will continue to put pressure on the department to fund these senior citizen homes."

For further comment call Cllr. Daithi Doolan 086 3888152.

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