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Pyrite removals on 122 Ballymun homes 'nearing completion'

The completion of the Sillogue 4 scheme in Ballymun, which has 122 homes overall, was held up after the discovery of pyrite in 2008.

The effects of pyrite
The effects of pyrite
Image: James Horan/Photocall Ireland

PYRITE REMOVAL WORKS on 122 homes in Ballymun in Dublin are “nearing completion”.

The “imminent” handover of the first 60 units in the Sillogue 4 Ballymun Regeneration housing scheme has been welcomed by Labour TD John Lyons, who noted that works totalling €10.5 million have been carried out to remove pyrite from the homes.

“The completion of the Sillogue 4 scheme – which has 122 homes overall – was held up after the discovery of pyrite in 2008,” he said. “When this work stalled, it delayed the de-tenanting of the housing blocks in Ballymun and the completion of the Ballymun Regeneration Programme.”

The first 60 homes of the 122 nearing completion and are almost ready to be handed over to Ballymun Regeneration Limited (BRL), and the first residents are expected to move in during the month of March. The remaining homes are expected to become occupied in the coming months.

“I know many people have been frustrated by the delay in these homes becoming available but as they will be occupied, they will be a huge boost to the area. Full credit must be given to all those involved in getting the works to this point, including BRL and the Minister for Housing, Jan O’Sullivan,” said Lyons.

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