Redevelopment begins at Priory Hall
Works are under way on the €27m redevelopment of Priory Hall. Builders could be seen working on the 65-unit complex in Donaghmede, Dublin yesterday.
Some 41 families had to vacate their homes in October 2011 after authorities had deemed the buildings unsafe.
In 2013, the High Court ruled that Dublin City Council had a responsibility to rehome the evacuated residents after developer Thomas McFeely had failed to make the buildings safe.
The council said it hoped to recoup some of the rebuilding costs by bringing the units to a "marketable standard" and selling them on.
In 2014, the council spent €4.4m on security and accommodation costs, making up a total spend of €10.9m since it took control of the property.