Nearly 12,000 Dublin Homes Obj...


Nearly 12,000 Dublin Homes Objected To By Sinn Fein Since 2018

Ciara Noble
Ciara Noble

03:14 19 Mar 2023

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Sinn Féin have objected to nearly 12,000 homes in Dublin since 2018, that's according to one Minister of State.

Fine Gael's Peter Burke says between 2020 and 2022, party leader, Mary Lou McDonald, expressed 'concerns' or objected to, over 2,000 homes being built in her constituency - Dublin Central.

Next week Sinn Féin is to put forward a motion in the Dáil, to retain the eviction ban.

Government confirmed earlier this month, the ban would end on the 31st of March.

In an opinion piece in today's Sunday Independent, Green Party TD, Neasa Hourigan, says she will vote against government and back the Sinn Féin motion.

The Dublin Central TD says there are "hundreds of children" in the constituency, who are homeless.

Minister Burke had said “Sinn Féin say they are concerned about housing supply and are bringing forward a Dáil motion this week to extend the moratorium on evictions until Christmas, which is reckless and would exacerbate the problem caused by an undersupply of properties.

“What Sinn Féin don’t want you to know about is their own ideological strategy of voting against or lodging objections to projects that would deliver badly needed homes".

“An analysis of planning applications submitted to Dublin City Council, alone, reveals Sinn Féin representatives, including TDs and councillors, had objections or expressed concern about 5,741 homes from 2020 to 2022.

Deputy McDonald, who represents Dublin Central, expressed concern about three developments which would deliver a combined total of 2,052 homes which are badly needed for people in her constituency.

“This is utter hypocrisy by the Sinn Féin leader. Clear proof they say one thing nationally but operate in a clearly different underhand manner to do their utmost to stop the supply of homes being increased during a crisis".

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