November 20, 2019
Sinn Féin has the only credible solution to O’Devaney debacle – Mary Lou McDonald

Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald has today criticised Dublin City Council’s Dublin Agreement parties, who she said “misled the council and misled the people” on the proposed plan for O’Devaney Gardens.

Speaking in the Dáil today the TD for Dublin Central said:

“There is no new deal for O’Devaney Gardens. The plan for the site – concocted by the Dublin Agreement parties of Fianna Fáil, the Greens, the Social Democrats and the Labour Party – is a dog’s dinner. It is a stark example of everything that is wrong with housing policy in this state.

“These parties have misled Dublin City Council and misled the people. This mess is the direct result of the type of chance-your-arm politics that is so typical of Fianna Fáil. The plan represents a bonanza for the developer at the expense of the local community and working families.

“Not alone does it make affordable homes unaffordable for ordinary workers, it also will not deliver a single affordable rental home. 

“Sinn Féin has the only credible solution to solve the debacle at O’Devaney Gardens. We would deliver a development that would meet the needs of the local community and working families.

“Our proposal of 33% social, 33% rental and 33% affordable sale is the way forward. The Dublin Agreement Group’s bad deal should be scrapped immediately.”

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