Sinn Féin Dublin City Cllr Janice Boylan today welcomed the news that money has been sourced and guaranteed for 30 housing units to be built on the Infirmary Road site.
Speaking today Cllr Boylan said:
“This is fantastic news for the area and is long overdue. A failed regeneration of O’Devaney Gardens has left tenants in limbo. These tenants want to remain in the area and the proposal now on the table to develop and build 30 units will give them hope of being housed in the area that they are reluctant to leave.
I am delighted that we finally have a good news story associated with this area and I am sure the other tenants in nearby Montpelier Gardens will welcome this news also.
The land at the Infirmary Road site was once used by the Defence Force and has been derelict for numerous years now. It is an eye sore and has also been used as dumping ground.
These 30 units will breathe new life into the area. However it is extremely important that full consultation is completed with the tenants from O’Devaney and surrounding areas.
We need to now make sure the units that are built will match the needs of the long suffering remaining tenants in O’Devaney Gardens. There are 14 families left in O’Devaney and I will aim to identify what their needs are to make sure that at least 14 of these units are guaranteed to match these needs.
It is my intention to hold a public meeting to allow the tenants to voice their opinions on how this development can benefit them.
All in all this is finally a good news story for this area, but we need to keep the pressure on to source the monies needed to build on the remaining 10 acre site at O’Devaney Gardens. This is a prime site and would without a doubt be an ideal place to build more much needed housing.”