Thursday 8 December 2016

Coalition can't ignore firetrap homes scandal

Published 01/10/2015 | 02:30

The residents of Longboat Quay have been told they need to raise €4m to fund repairs of the building or face being evacuated from their homes
The residents of Longboat Quay have been told they need to raise €4m to fund repairs of the building or face being evacuated from their homes

As the Government basks in the glow of the sale by Nama of 'Project Jewel' - the bad bank's biggest sale to date - residents in yet another apartment block are contemplating the threat of evacuation from their dream homes that have turned into dangerous firetraps.

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Unless they come up with €4m to fund repairs, the residents of Longboat Quay in Dublin face evacuation and an uncertain future, such as that endured previously by the residents of Priory Hall.

The homeowners and residents whose homes have been condemned by shoddy building and risks including fire safety, pyrite and homes built on flood plains, bear no responsibility for the trauma they are facing.

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