Dublin City Council is an abject failure as a housing and planning authority

Dublin City Council is an abject failure as a housing and planning authority

Are we getting value for money from this behemoth which now spends close to €1 billion annually on our behalf?

We have just been told that the requirement for departmental approval for social housing projects with a value of more than €2 million is to be eased to €7 million to encourage local authorities to start building them.

If the cap fixed by the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government is now accepted as indefensible – a cause of 18 to 24 months’ delay on every council social housing project – why was it not scrapped before now?

After all,...

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