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CLLR REBECCA MOYNIHAN (Labour, Crumlin/Kimmage) is holding a Public Meeting tonight
(Wednesday, November 7) to ask questions — and supply some answers — about the Player
This vast bank of largely public land (most of it controlled by NAMA) will see a
thousand houses and flats, most of them private, built over the next few years.
Only 54 social houses are to be included in the scheme. Now, by gathering neighbours
in Donore Community Centre, Cllr Moynihan hopes to be able to gain support for a
far more civic-minded scheme.
The Labour Party, at their recent conference, pushed for a National Housing Management
“This would ensure that the state boards would be involved in the primary building
of houses,” she says.
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Meet Nov 7, 7:30 pm
Donore Cm’ty Centre
“We have a really dysfunctional system at the moment!”
She explained there was far too much reliance on the private sector to build housing.
Paradoxically, while that emphasis remains Fine Gael policy, the construction industry
itself prefers to focus on offices and commercial development.
It may not be too late to ensure that at least some of this land is given over to
social houses... and more than 54 of them...