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44 new social housing units on the way in north Dublin

The houses are located in Waterville, near Blanchardstown, and apparently “embrace the latest energy efficient technologies”.

DSC_3200 Rossan Court

44 NEW HOUSES designated as social housing are on the way in Co Dublin.

The units are located at Rossan Court in Waterville, Dublin 15 close to Blanchardstown in the north of the city.

Set in parkland, the 44 houses will consist of 31 three-bed and 13 four-bed dwellings.

According to Fingal County Council (FCC) the “high quality built” houses also embrace the latest energy efficient technologies. Each house has a solar panel for example.

The development will “help alleviate the demand for social housing in the area” according to FCC, while the estate’s “prime location” makes it ideal for the “many families with young children in immediate need of housing in Fingal”.

The rental and homeless crises have placed much focus on the inadequacies of, (in particular in Dublin), the social housing infrastructure currently in place.

waterville Waterville, near Blanchardstown

While the government has reached an agreement of sorts with regard to sky-high rents, with Alan Kelly and Michael Noonan recently abandoning rent certainty in favour of a system of frozen rents for two years, the lack of social housing provision has consistently been used as a stick with which to beat the coalition by the likes of the Anti Austerity Alliance (AAA).

Last week, the AAA claimed that just 20 council houses had been delivered in the first half of this year, all of which were completed in the first three months of 2015.

The Department of the Environment countered this claim by insisting that the information used (which was their own) was “grossly out of date”.

Read: FactCheck: Have only 20 council houses been built this year?

Read: Mother-of-two fears she will be kicked out of council home after partner’s death

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