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Wednesday 16 August 2017

Priory Hall safety study is delayed

Luke Byrne

Luke Byrne

PUBLICATION of the findings of an investigation into building control matters at the Priory Hall apartment complex has been postponed.

Dublin City Council planned to publish the findings of the investigation into how the building passed inspections and other issues yesterday.

However, a spokesman for the council told the Irish Independent that progress had been delayed.

"We had hoped the investigation would be completed by the end of October 2011, but unfortunately that hasn't been the case," he said.

He added that the delay was due to "complex" issues.

The council evacuated 249 people from the apartment complex in Donaghmede, Co Dublin, last month due to serious concerns over fire safety.

Last week the residents' committee met with Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore.

"We want our concerns to be raised at the very top," committee member Niall O'Reilly said yesterday.

NAMA-controlled houses in the nearby Belmayne estate have been offered to a number of residents, who own their apartments, as temporary accommodation.

However, some residents are unhappy with not being consulted about the house they wanted.

Mr O'Reilly said that many of the residents were sceptical about the five-week deadline that builder Tom McFeely has been given to complete remedial works.

"They feel that this might drag on for five or six months -- that's why they're concerned," he added.

Irish Independent

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