DONNELLY WELCOMES FIRST EVER COMPULSORY PURCHASE ORDER OF HOUSE IN CORDUFF BY FINGAL COUNTY COUNCIL

Councillor Paul Donnelly has welcomed the first ever Compulsory Purchase Order of a house by Fingal County Council in Corduff recently.
Commenting on the purchase at the monthly council meeting earlier this week, Councillor Donnelly said “I am delighted that the very first CPO of a house is being carried out by Fingal County Council. I have long argued that this is the only way to deal with issues of absent landlords who leave homes abandoned for years”.
“This house in Corduff Cottages was left empty for a very long time leaving the neighbours and other local people with the headache of dumping, the fear of anti-social behaviour and even arson”.
“There are many other such dwellings like this all over Dublin 15 and I look forward to this being the first CPO of many. I want to thank the Council’s Housing department and the Executive of Fingal for finally making the move to CPO this house and their commitment to looking at following this up with others now that a precedent has been set”.
“The figures I got at this week’s meetings are frightening, nearly 500 are on the homeless list, there are 87 families in Dublin 15 who are waiting to be evicted after receiving “notices to quit” and an astonishing 364 older citizens (over 60 years of age) awaiting social housing in Dublin 15.”
“This is not a housing crisis, this is a housing emergency and to deal with it we need more emergency measures to get a handle on it. The reliance of Fine Gael on the private housing sector has failed spectacularly, we must build social and affordable housing on a massive scale, starting now”.

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