Thursday, 1 April 2021

Questions (148, 149)

Dessie Ellis

Question:

148. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the details of the €7,746,404 payment (details supplied) made by Dublin City Council to the receivers with regard to the vacant 58 units at Prospect Hill, Finglas in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17924/21]

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Dessie Ellis

Question:

149. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage if the payments totalling €7,746,404 made by Dublin City Council to the receiver for the 58 vacant units at Prospect Hill, Finglas includes the potential or projected costs of the refurbishment of any or all of the individual units; if the figure does not include such costs, the projected costs to Dublin City Council of refurbishing any or all of the units; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17925/21]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 148 and 149 together.

The details of payments made by Dublin City Council (DCC) to the receivers with regard to the vacant 58 units at Prospect Hill are a matter for DCC.

DCC has advised my Department that a scope of works exercise is currently underway to refurbish these apartments with a view to going to tender in Q2 2021. DCC has advised that the payments made to the receiver to date do not include costs associated with the refurbishment. The cost of this work will be established once the tender process is complete.

I refer to the reply to Question No. 646 of 24 March 2021 for further details on this matter.