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Sod turning on vital Co-op in Ballymun – Reilly

14 October, 2016

Sinn Féin Dublin City Councillor Noeleen Reilly has said she is delighted that construction has commenced on 49 Co-op houses in Poppintree, Ballymun

Speaking from Poppintree today, Cllr Reilly said,

“I am absolutely delighted that the Sod Turning is taking place today in Poppintree. I live down the road and it is great to see the construction of new homes taking place in the neighbourhood.

“O’Cualann Cohousing Alliance has been instrumental in making this happen along with the members.

“The community has been trying to get this off the ground for over ten years, finally this year Dublin City Council came on board.

“There will 49 Owner Occupier units now in Poppintree all allocated for less than €180k for a three bed.

“O’Cualann could certainly give the Government a lesson or two in what is actually affordable housing. The housing action plan quotes €240k which we know is out of the reach of many families in need of housing.

“This is vitally important for the area given the tenure diversity strategy but it can’t stop there.

“The Government will not build anymore social housing units in the area so we need more developments like this and they need to support them alongside Dublin City Council.

“There is a large number of land banks in Ballymun all zoned for housing, now that Poppintree has started we need to look at other areas to replicate this model and create homes for people.” 

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