A Small Opening


This morning

Amid protests, Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy, above with Green Party Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Councillor Ossian Smyth (left) and new resident Marie Miesczcyk, presides over the the official opening of 44 New Social Homes at Rosemount Court, Dundrum, Dublin 14.

Only 299,956 left to go.


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33 thoughts on “A Small Opening

  1. ollie

    More social housing in already deprived areas, this is a recipie for disaster
    Whan are we going to see these in affluent areas like the site beside Pat Kenny who objected because social houses were included in the plan

    1. Mike

      That is an affluent area. I grew up around the corner. Wouldn’t have a prayer of affording the house I grew up in now.

      1. SOQ

        You are more than likely to come out of the place with a sprayed suntan, hair extensions and fake nails than anywhere else in Ireland rotide… apart from Crossmaglen obviously.

  2. qwerty123

    Nice houses, great location. If the new residents ever get a chance to buy them they should. The way the property market in Dublin is, getting assigned of of those is akin to winning the lotto

    1. Spaghetti Hoop

      But if residents purchase them, they are no longer social housing for future residents. Which is partly why we are in this mess; council houses converted to private houses.

    1. Chris

      What the hell are you on about? She describes what her situation was and now she has been given this house she is happy. Whats your agenda?

      1. Tom

        It’s a free house. She will be paying probably 5-10% of its market rental.

        “But that’s not free wahhh”

          1. Tom

            Did you miss the part where i preempted your response? If I’ve to pay 500 euro for a brand new BMW X3 then its free to me. Nominal charge = free.

      2. Spaghetti Hoop

        What I don’t understand is why does she get it for life? Her kids will grow up and, I hope, find their own way in life.

    2. Rob_G

      I’m not sure if I am reading the article correctly, but did the lady come to Ireland 14 years’ ago and has been on the housing list 13 and a half years? That just doesn’t sit right with me*

      *if this is in fact the case

    3. realPolithicks

      Maybe each country should send home anyone who wasn’t born there, good luck with the approximately one million irish people (including me) who will be landing back at your door.

  3. LeopoldGloom

    Why the need for all the hoopla and opening ceremony. If they’re going to build, just do it and get on with it.

        1. Ian-O

          It’s the equivalent of being told by your parents to sweep up all the leaves and you sweep a small heap into the corner, clasp your hands together and expect a ‘well done’ for a clearly sh*t job.

          Which is basically what Murphy is doing.

          But yeah, technically, they are ‘building houses’.

          At this rate, they might have another 44 done this time next year.

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