Dublin to build 200 new social homes across the city

Dublin City Council ha officially approved the development of 200 new social homes across the city: 46 one-bedroom apartments for older persons will be made on the site of the former St Finbar’s Court complex in Cabra. The project contract is expected to be put out for tender shortly. 12 new apartments at the junction of Moatview Drive and Belcamp Crescent in Coolock will be also developed – those will be in four blocks, two storeys in height with three homes in each block. The largest of the newest developments will be situated at Coruba House, St. Agnes Road in Crumlin, Dublin 12.

Lord Mayor of Dublin Hazel Chu said: “The delivery of quality social housing is a priority for Dublin City Council and these 213 new homes will be a welcome addition to the existing housing stock. With so many people looking for a home in the city at the moment, it is vitally important that the housing delivery programme continues apace and these decisions made this week by the council ensure that this essential work continues.”

Brendan Kenny, Deputy Chief Executive said: “These very welcome decisions by Dublin City Councillors are a key milestone in the development of these sites and for the progression of our Housing Delivery Programme. In total, it represents the construction of 137 Social Housing Units and 76 Cost Rental Units, 213 new homes. We need much more of this and we need to speed up our very significant delivery pipeline and where possible make up for time lost because of the Covid-19 lockdowns.” Photo credit dublinpeople.com