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Humphreys welcomes announcement of homes for Poolbeg West

11 April 2019

Statement by Senator Kevin Humphreys
Spokesperson on Transport, Tourism and Sport

Labour Senator Kevin Humphreys has welcomed the news that An Bord Pleanála has approved a proposed housing development for Poolbeg West and has called on Minister Murphy to expedite the commitment of funding for the social and affordable homes included in the plan. 

Senator Humphreys said:

"I welcome the news today that An Bord Pleanála has approved the construction of 3500 housing units in Poolbeg West, with the consolidation of social and affordable units within the development. 

"I also welcome that this decision has laid down controls on the build to rent model. This development will allow a sustainable community to grow up just 25 mins outside of the City Center. Dublin City should always be maintained as a place for people to work and live. Such developments will contribute to that. 

"I am calling on the Minister to immediately provide the necessary funding for the social and affordable homes and to fast track, this most desperately needed housing development for Dublin City South"