The Dublin City Council-owned building on Chatham Row is due to be vacated this summer. At the moment, it’s on a list of sites to be sold.
Eleven people are squeezed into a two-bed owned by Dublin City Council. Meanwhile, there are just three people living in a council-owned five-bed.
Martin Heeney says he’s been reporting the spread of black mould to the council since he moved in, but it’s never been properly fixed.
For years the council has been saying they will be made into apartments for people who are homeless. But that still hasn’t happened.
It’s a smallish patch – but some local councillors say they’re against the idea as they grow more concerned about the lack of apartments and houses being built in the neighbourhood.
Some of the other depot sites could be used for social and affordable housing, a report to councillors says.
From a hole in the kitchen wall to drips from the ceiling, over the years Rita Cahill has catalogued an array of problems with her home, built as part of the Ballymun regeneration.
The council plans to sell it off to a private developer, as part of its strategy to create a super depot in Ballymun for its waste-management services.
A year ago, Dublin City Council and housing activists clashed in court over the occupation of a vacant Bolton Street building. It’s still empty.
On Friday, housing activists quit a city-council-owned building on Bolton Street that they had occupied, ending a stand-off with Dublin City Council.