Housing comments send out a deadening message to the needy

Owen Keegan. Picture: Brian Lawless/PA

Fergus Finlay thinks that Owen Keegan, Dublin City Council chief executive, appears to have stopped caring about the housing crisis.

FOR quite a while now, I’ve been chair of the Dolphin House Regeneration Board. It’s a job I’m proud of, because it brings me into contact with some of the best people I know. I guess I probably spend maybe a day a month dealing with different aspects of the job, and a bit more than that thinking about it and worrying about it.

Dolphin House is a housing estate built along the banks of the Grand Canal, just above Dolphin’s Barn. It has the canal on one side, and the South Circular Road on the other. It’s an old estate, with 400 families, and there’s a senior citizens complex in the heart of it.

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