Co-operative Housing Ireland were very pleased to receive coverage of the launch of St. Canice’s Hall, Finglas, Dublin on RTÉ One O’Clock News (03/03) by reporter John Kilraine.
St. Canice’s Hall, a development of 32 homes, was opened by the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Allison Gilliland, and the Minister for Housing, Local Heritage and Government, Darragh O’Brien TD on the morning of 2nd March 2022.
A number of councillors, representatives from the Housing Finance Agency, the Housing Agency, the Department of Housing, Dublin City Council, and new Members attended the event. St. Canice’s Hall provides housing for a diverse range of people including those living alone, older couples, families, people who have experienced homelessness, and people who experience disability.
Mr. Kilraine spoke to new Members and residents of St. Canice’s Hall, Martina and Tony Cullen about their housing journey. The couple recently moved back to Dublin after raising their children in Roscommon for 15 years. They had been renting privately in the city centre, but it had been quite expensive; their monthly rent in St. Canice’s is 100 euro less than the weekly rent they had paid in private accommodation.
Speaking at the launch, the Minister for Housing, Local Heritage and Government, Darragh O’Brien TD stated that AHBs are expected to provide over 40% of newly built social housing this year.

Read the full article on the RTE website


Watch the news report on the RTE iPlayer
https://www.rte.ie/news/player/2022/0303/22069920-housing-bodies-to-build-40-newly- built-social-housing-this-year-obrien/

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