Meanwhile, In Dublin 8


Former Player Wills tobacco factory on the South Circular Road, Dublin 8

A petition has been posted on Uplift, calling for affordable homes and “appropriate community facilities” to be built at the former Player Wills tobacco factory on the South Circular Road in Dublin 8.

The petition, posted by Rebecca Moynihan, says:

For over a decade now the Player Wills’ site on the South Circular Road has laid vacant. The site has been passed into the hands of NAMA with Grant Thornton appointed as receivers.

This site has the potential to have develop over 500 affordable homes with appropriate community facilities, in order to develop a sustainable community for decades to come.

The Minister for Housing should intervene to stop this land being transferred to a private equity firm and develop the site as cost rental and affordable housing to ensure that the housing needs of our citizens is met.

The petition can be read in full here


Related: Player Wills site’s original developer may take it back from Nama (The Irish Times, November 10, 2018)


17 thoughts on “Meanwhile, In Dublin 8

  1. Broadbag

    The Player factory has been used for many years by the film and TV industry, contributing to the local and general economy, so not quite as vacant as most vacant sites. More houses would be great but not sure ‘500 affordable homes’ is even vaguely realistic for one site under the current govt.

    1. david

      I am banned from this site. I have been asked to stop changing my username to comment but I am being very rude and persistent.

  2. dav

    Blushirts won’t like this, they’ve promises to vulture funds to keep, and hundreds more to go homeless before they sleep…

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