Two more reports highlighting the potential risks of methane gas emissions and industrial pollutants on lands meant for 3,000 homes in the Dublin Docklands area, raise more questions about the potential costs and speed of building a project aimed at addressing the housing crisis.
While Bernard McNamara’s offer to do remedial work at the Longboat Quay complex at cost price would save residents financial pain, questions arise as to how the work could be done at this rate and if the recommended works would be completed in full, writes
It was on one level somewhat appropriate that Environment Minister Alan Kelly was absent when the issue of the deplorable state of affairs surrounding the 900 residents who occupy 298 apartments in the Longboat Quay development was raised in the Dáil.
The former chief executive of the Dublin Docklands Development Authority (DDDA) has launched a strong attack on its former chairwoman Niamh Brennan, saying he “watched aghast” as Ms Brennan issued a number of reports without the participants being able to defend themselves.
Former Dublin Docklands Development Authority chairman Lar Bradshaw has said that the taxpayer did not lose any money in the controversial purchase of the Irish Glass Bottle site in Ringsend seven years ago, but has expressed regret that the authority went through with the deal.
Former Dublin Docklands Development Authority (DDDA) board members, Seanie Fitzpatrick, Lar Bradshaw and Paul Moloney will be called before the Oireachtas Public Accounts Committee (PAC) to explain their role in the controversial €412m Irish Glass Bottle (IGB) site debacle.