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Dáil Éireann Debate, Thursday - 14 January 2021

Thursday, 14 January 2021

Questions (97)

Eoin Ó Broin

Question:

97. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the cost to the State arising from the issue of defects and remediation at a location (details supplied); the breakdown of the cost of remediation of the apartments; the number of apartments remediated; the cost of emergency accommodation; the cost of legal fees incurred by Government and Dublin City Council; the other area of costs not included in this list; and the amount recouped by the State from the sale of the remediated apartments at the location. [1949/21]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

The refurbishment of Priory Hall is being undertaken in a number of phases with 188 residential units and 4 Retail units in total being refurbished. The overall work scope relates to the extensive remediation of the residential and retail units, and extensive basement remediation including pyrite works.

While the full costs of the remediation have yet to be finalised Dublin City Council (DCC) has advised that the cost of the remediation works to date is €45m.  This includes contractors, consultants, surveys, site investigations etc.  DCC also advise that it has incurred €429,000 in legal fees and €2m in emergency accommodation and relocation costs.

In addition, the Council has also indicated that it has received €13.9m for the sale of 66 units to date.

Question No. 98 answered with Question No. 95.
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