Thursday April 9, 2020

Exclusive: read secret report on fire safety at major Dublin housing development

Council-commissioned probe lay unpublished for four years; Local authority accused of ‘burying its head in the sand’

7th August, 2016
Holywell estate in Swords, Co Dublin: report on safety issues was never published Picture: Maura Hickey

Fire safety issues in dozens of units at a boomtime estate in Fingal have been quietly repaired on foot of a secret report delivered to the County Council four years ago, The Sunday Business Post can today reveal.

Fingal Co Council confirmed that it had spent over €1 million repairing the units at Holywell, a major housing development in Swords, where units sold for almost €500,000 during the boom.

The draft report, which has never...

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