Wednesday 7 December 2016

Hotel on O'Connell Street may become a dedicated centre for the homeless

Cian Murray

Published 29/07/2016 | 11:29

It's hoped the hotel may help Dublin's homeless.
It's hoped the hotel may help Dublin's homeless.

A hotel in Dublin’s city centre may become a dedicated centre for the homeless.

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NAMA has offered to facilitate the sale of Lynam’s Hotel on O’Connell Street to Dublin County Council for use by the Dublin Region Homeless Executive.

The hotel, which holds 42 ensuite bedrooms, is located near the spire on upper O’Connell Street.

“NAMA has a long-standing policy of facilitating the acquisition by public bodies of property from its debtors or receivers, by affording public bodies the first option on the purchase on the basis of the property's assessed current market value,” a NAMA spokesperson told Independent.ie.

This news come after fiver homeless families currently living in the hotel were ordered to vacate the premises by the end of August.

A spokesperson for Dublin City Council confirmed they are currently in negotiations with The Dublin Region Homeless Executive but declined to comment further.

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