Maria Mieszczyk receiving the keys, with Minister Eoghan Murphy and Cllr Ossian Smyth, Cathaoirleach of DLRCC. Picture: Peter Cavanagh
Maria Mieszczyk receiving the keys, with Minister Eoghan Murphy and Cllr Ossian Smyth, Cathaoirleach of DLRCC. Picture: Peter Cavanagh

Forty-four new homes have been finished at Rosemount Court in Dundrum.

The development comprises 34 family homes and 12 apartments and provide a further 44 homes as part of the council’s housing delivery target of 1,563 social housing units by the end of 2021.

Funded by the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government through Rebuilding Ireland the development is set around a shared community green.

Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council said they wished to thank the local residents for their “patience” while the project was being constructed.

Speaking at the launch, An Cathaoirleach, Cllr Smyth, said: “I am delighted with the progress of the dlr housing programme.

“The building of new homes remains a major pillar of our housing delivery programme, with 101 houses completed so far this year and a further 50 to be completed in the coming weeks.”

Local independent councillor Anne Colgan also welcomed the official opening and welcomed the families to the area.

She told Dublin Gazette: “This is a wonderful day for the families who are so welcome to Dundrum! Some are moving back to their original community, and some moving to Dundrum for the first time. “I know that they will find this warm and welcoming community, and that both the children and adults will settle in quickly to their new homes.”

Speaking at the official opening, Brian Leeson from Dundrum Housing Action said:  “These 44 homes are badly needed and very welcome, but they are only a drop in the ocean of what will be required to bring the housing crisis to an end.

“The site of the Central Mental Hospital must be used to build community facilities and over a thousand similar homes that can then be rented to not only low income, but also middle and high income families that are currently being crucified in the private rental sector.

“If mixed income public housing can work successfully in Vienna, it can work here.”