Council Blocks Flat Refurbishment Proposal

A proposed refurbishment of Dublin city flats to house homeless families has been blocked by Dublin City Councillors.

It is understood the council decided that while emergency housing was needed for the increasing number of homeless families, refurbishing units already marked for demolition "was the wrong solution".

According to a report by RTÉ, Dublin Lord Mayor Christy Burke said that spending €4.7m on temporary refurbishment "was a waste of taxpayer's money".

The Lord Mayor proposed a motion to block the refurbishment plan, which was supported across the council parties by 43 votes to 10.


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