Written answers

Thursday, 12 May 2022

Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government

Departmental Reports

Photo of Bríd SmithBríd Smith (Dublin South Central, People Before Profit Alliance)
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194. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government if he will report on his plans to further the recommendations of the report commissioned by his Department from a person (details supplied); the funding that will be made available on this issue; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23956/22]

Photo of Darragh O'BrienDarragh O'Brien (Dublin Fingal, Fianna Fail)
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In December 2019 a scoping exercise on Kilmainham and Inchicore was carried out by Retired Assistant Garda Commissioner Dr Jack Nolan. This report was commissioned by my Department with respect to the broader needs of the Inchicore-Kilmainham area from a strategic social and community perspective.

The final report issued to all relevant line Departments who engaged in the scoping exercise. In respect of the recommendations regarding sustainable housing, I am advised that the recommendations are informing Dublin City Council's considerations in advancing the Emmet Road development.

It is a matter for the Council to identify priorities and submit proposals for funding to my Department. However, I can confirm that, subject to the normal criteria, funding is available from my Department to support the delivery of social and cost rental housing.


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