Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Ceisteanna (539)

Alan Kelly

Ceist:

539. Deputy Alan Kelly asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government his plans to engage with Dublin City Council and NAMA, further to the motion passed recently at the council to transfer a site (details supplied) into State ownership to build cost rental and affordable housing; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41005/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Housing)

I am advised that the site to which the Deputy refers is not owned by NAMA, rather the site is controlled by a receiver and NAMA is the secured creditor. I have no role or powers in relation to NAMA secured loans or to direct NAMA to adopt a particular course of action.

However, I do understand that Dublin City Council are currently having discussions with NAMA in relation to the potential re-development of this land which is adjacent to Dublin City Council owned land at St. Teresa’s Gardens. My Department is actively engaged with the City Council on the delivery of an ambitious social and affordable housing programme. In that context, my Department will examine any proposals that the Council may make following its engagement with NAMA.