COUNCILLOR TO VOTE AGAINST PLANS TO CREATE TEMPORARY HOUSING FOR 400 FAMILIES
A Dublin councillor says she will vote against plans to house up to 400 homeless families in temporary housing at O’Devaney Gardens on the north side of the city.
Dublin City Council will present its plans to councillors at its next meeting on Monday.
Boarded up flats in O’Devaney Gardens were largely demolished in preparation for regeneration more than six years ago.
Janice Boylan is a local Sinn Fein councillor and grew up in the area.
She says she will be voting against the latest plans because it is a temporary solution to a permanent problem.
“I’ll vote against it because it’s not fair – it’s a clear injustice for homeless families to be put into a temporary housing solution” she said.
“We need permanent homes built – good quality, affordable homes”.
“Homeless families deserve that too, they don’t deserve to be put into more temporary measures” she added.