By Kim O’Leary
South Dublin County Council and the owner of the former nursing home in Cappaghmore in Clondalkin have mutually agreed not to proceed with an application for a controversial homeless hub.
In recent months residents and councillors in Cappaghmore had expressed their concern over what they say is a lack of consultation regarding the proposed use of nursing home facilities to house homeless families.
Speaking to the Dublin Gazette, local Cllr Trevor Gilligan from Cappaghmore said: “Following discussions between South Dublin County Council staff and the owner of the former nursing home in Cappaghmore, it has been agreed, by mutual consent, not to proceed with the proposal submitted by Eria Curam Ltd.
“For the record, I have clearly stated my opposition to the proposal to SDCC from the start and I feel SDCC has made the right decision here in not pursuing the proposal.”
A proposal was received by South Dublin County Council in early February that a 13-room hub for families was to be located at the former Cappaghmore nursing home.
Local residents were perplexed as to why another housing support facility was to be established in the close knit 180 house estate.
South Dublin Council has confirmed that the application for the homeless hub will now not go ahead.
“The council is committed to providing homeless services in the Clondalkin area and will work with the local area committee members in that regard,” they said.