Sunday 18 February 2018

Priory Hall bill for council hits €350,0000

Aoife Finneran

THE accommodation costs of evacuated Priory Hall residents have so far run up a €350,000 bill for Dublin City Council.

Lawyers for the council yesterday asked the Supreme Court for an urgent hearing of an appeal, which it hopes will free it from court orders requiring it to pay these costs.

More than 240 people remain evacuated from the apartment complex in Donaghmede, Co Dublin, due to serious fire safety concerns. The council has been paying accommodation and other costs of the residents for the last month.

Conleth Bradley, for the council, said his client was concerned at the implications of the orders for the taxpayer and for its role as a fire authority.

Lawyers for about 125 residents said they were very concerned about what would happen as developer Thomas McFeely has been ordered off the site and there is continuing uncertainty as to when the fire safety works will be completed and by whom.

Irish Independent

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