'Incompetent' Dublin City Council failed us, say Priory Hall residents

Residents of Priory Hall are again slamming Dublin City Council for their incompetency surrounding the Priory Hall development.

'Incompetent' Dublin City Council failed us, say Priory Hall residents

Residents of Priory Hall are again slamming Dublin City Council for their incompetency surrounding the Priory Hall development.

The Sunday Business Post reported this morning that €5.1m of taxpayers' money was spent by the Council purchasing apartments in the complex despite reports over non-compliance with planning permission and concerns over fire safety.

According to the newspaper, 27 apartments were purchased by Dublin City Council in 2008 at Priory Hall despite the council themselves having a issued a warning letter to developer Tom McFeely for non-compliance with planning permission.

Niall O'Reilly of the Priory Hall Resident's Committee said the council has failed the residents.

"The incompetency of Dublin City Council through all of this in relation to purchasing the apartment and actually their handling of the case with Mr McFeely and Coalport … we just can't understand how there's so many failures and nobody has seemed to stand up and be held accountable," he said.

"The only people that have suffered so far are the residents of Priory Hall."

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