Wednesday 22 November 2017

Outraged residents left in limbo as council stays silent

Fiona Ellis

THE residents of Priory Hall last night said they were "absolutely devastated" to be forced from their homes.

Some 137 out of 187 apartments that make up the complex in Donaghmede, Dublin 13 are occupied by private owners or tenants. From Monday the residents, including many elderly people and children, must abandon their homes because they are unsafe.

Donna Darby is a private tenant renting an apartment in the complex since 2008. She lives with her son Callum (4). She said she was "stressed out to bits."

"I think it's a holy disgrace. We don't know where we are going to be on Monday morning. I can't believe this is happening."

Dublin City Council last night refused to explain how the complex passed fire safety regulations, why the serious fire risk was only being dealt with now, and what will happen next for the residents.

Irish Independent

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