More than 140 new social homes officially opened in Dublin

May 28, 2024

Two separate developments, featuring a total of 143 new social homes, have been officially opened by Dublin City Council.

On Tuesday, 71 new homes were opened in Springvale Grove, Chapelizod, consisting of 21 one-bedroom homes, 30 two-bedroom homes and 20 three-bedroom homes, alongside a scout/community hall.

Lord Mayor of Dublin, Daithí de Róiste, was on site for the official ribbon cutting ceremony and said he was “delighted to see” the new community being created in what is his local area.

“Springvale Grove is a testament to the partnership between the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage and Dublin City Council, where with vision and dedication, a community can thrive and neighbourhoods can flourish,” he added.

The new neighbourhood has an ideal location overlooking Phoenix Park, with Chapelizod village a stone’s throw away and the river Liffey to the south.

Springvale Grove is part of a bundle of four large residential schemes delivered recently by Dublin City Council.

Some residents moving in were on the council waiting list for as long as eleven years and say they are “delighted” to be moved into their own homes.

“I wish everyone in these new homes a very happy and healthy future, I have no doubt that they will grow a strong community spirit as they put roots down in this lovely development with its beautifully designed scout/community hall and effective landscaping,” Chair of Dublin City Council’s Housing SPC, Cllr Alison Gilliland said.

“The new residents will also enjoy so many nearby amenities including great transport connections and Phoenix Park. This is a great example of Dublin City Council delivering high quality social housing in partnership with city professionals,” she added.

A second development of 72 homes was opened today in Dominick Hall and Dominick Place in Dublin 1 which will house roughly 120 people.

Lord Mayor Daithí de Róiste was also on site for the official opening with Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’Brien TD for the mixed-use housing development, including a community centre and ground floor commercial units.

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