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Minister Meddling in Housing Plan?

The Department of Housing and Minister Eoghan Murphy have been criticised by councilors in Ballyfermot over delays in the construction of 60 new homes in Cornamona Court.

The housing plan for the site was to see 60 homes built, 30 senior citizen homes and 30 council homes. Councillors were told in 2017 that construction was set to begin mid-2018. The site now has become a dumping pit for illegal waste and councilors have now been told the the Department won’t release funding.

In response the Department of Housing stated it had “recently issued Stage 4 Approval with a recommended budget cost for the scheme.” With it being “subject to issues on the cost benefit analysis as raised by the Department of Public Expenditure with DCC being finalised.”