Johnny Ronan deal for Poolbeg homes ‘disappoints everyone’, says council chief

Councillors in Dublin city sought to reject a deal for affordable housing agreed with the developer

In 2018, local TDs, councillors, and residents claimed a victory by persuading then-Minister for Housing Simon Coveney to allow a further 15 per cent of homes at the 3,800-unit redevelopment to be sold as affordable. Picture: RollingNews.ie

A deal being finalised with a consortium led by developer Johnny Ronan for affordable homes at the former Irish Glass Bottle site in Dublin “disappoints everyone”, Dublin City Council’s head of planning has said.

As first reported by the Business Post, the department and the council are finalising an agreement with the developers at Poolbeg for the first phase of the site’s redevelopment, however the number of affordable units proposed in the deal is significantly ...