Thousands of New Apartments At...


Thousands of New Apartments At Risk Due To Water and Power Shortages

Fiona Cooney
Fiona Cooney

04:18 7 Aug 2022

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Plans for over 3 thousand apartments in Ringsend are in jeopardy following utility delays.

Construction at the former Glass Bottle site has been halted due to water and electricity shortages, as reported in the Business Post.

The group behind the project which includes Ronan Group, has issued a series of warnings to senior state officials about delays, which they say are outside their control.

According to Irish Water, it could take six years for a water pumping station to be installed in the area.

Phase two of the development will also be delayed-because of energy capacity constraints, and it remains unclear when ESB can build the required infrastructure to supply power to the new homes.

Councillor Danny Byrne says people in the area have been waiting a long time for these apartments.

"I'm really really disappointed with this news. I represent many constituents in the area. Many families have pinned their hopes on this particular site. And the people in the Ringsend general area have a deep connection to this site itself. A lot of them had worked at the Glass Bottle site back in the day".

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