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10 two-storey premises in St Teresa's Gardens to be demolished

The decision was made by Dublin City Council last night, with conditions in the complex being described as ‘unacceptable’.

St Teresa's Gardens
St Teresa's Gardens

DUBLIN CITY COUNCILLORS last night voted to demolish 10 premises within St Teresa’s Gardens, a flats complex on Dublin’s southside.

The decision was taken to demolish numbers 39-43 and 324-328 Donore Avenue, Dublin 8.

The 10 locations form part of a 16-block complex which dates from the 1950s and were, at one point, set to benefit from large scale regeneration.

Responding to last night’s decision, Sinn Féin Councillor Críona Ní Dhálaigh said that “the residents of St. Teresa’s Gardens have been looking forward to this day for a very long time now.”

She also asked for Peter Ayton, the executive manager with Dublin City Council’s housing service, “to check with the minister [Hogan] to see what the delay is for the funding application that was put in for the first phase,” before adding that “conditions in St. Teresa’s Gardens are unacceptable”.

Labour Councillor Rebecca Moynihan said that while progress is to be welcomes, there remains a lot more to be done.

In response, Ayton said that the next stage in proceedings was to agree on the redesign for the replacement buildings but that “it’ll be a while yet” before the full plan is in place.

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