Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Social Housing

I was delighted to attend the official launch of the Fold Ireland Social Housing Project in Ballygall Road East in Finglas this morning.   This is a great initiative by Fold Ireland and Dublin City Council and it will make a real difference for those fortunate to secure one of the 26 new homes. However, with 20,000 on Dubin City Council's housing list, no matter how welcome this is, it really is just a drop in the ocean.  The government still appears to have no real plan to meaningfully tackle the overall problem. I have repeatedly called on the government to tackle the worsening housing crisis and I again renew my invitation to the Minister to meet with Dublin City Councillors and to work with us to develop a plan to really try to fix the problem.  The government must act now.  Mary