The exclusion of tenants from communal amenities at The Davitt apartment complex in Drimnagh is unacceptable and must end immediately, stated Sinn Féin’s Cllr Daithí Doolan. Hence, he is submitting an emergency motion at next Monday’s meeting of Dublin City Council.
“The exclusion of tenants from several amenities in this Dublin 12 apartment complex on Davitt Road is unacceptable and must end immediately.
“I met with tenants in the properties reserved for social housing. They are furious at the fact that they cannot access car parking, bicycle lock up, the gym or the promised in door play area. Meanwhile tenants renting privately have access to all the amenities in the complex.
“This segregation is wrong. It further divides communities and flies the face of Dublin City Council’s own City Development Plan and their strategy for Housing People with Disabilities.
“Families are forced to park their cars on the street. Which is adding to an already difficult situation for Dublin Bus drivers in Drimnagh. Yet ironically, I saw dozens of empty car parking spaces in the apartment complex which could easily be given to these residents.
EMERGENCY MOTION at next week’s DCC meeting tabled
“The practice of social segregation is a dangerous precedent. I am tabling an Emergency Motion at next Monday’s City Council meeting urging DCC to address this social exclusion as a matter of urgency.”
Cllr Doolan’s emergency motion reads: “Dublin City Council expresses deep concern at reports that Part V tenants in Davitt Road apartments are excluded from communal amenities including children’s playgrounds. This practise only serves to create divisions within communities and undermines the spirit of the Part V process.
“Dublin City Council calls on the management company in Davitt Road apartments to allow social housing tenants have full access to amenities. Furthermore, we will ensure that any future Part V negotiations with developers will guarantee social housing tenants full access to communal amenities.”
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