According to Dublin City Council, some 10,000 Dublin social housing flats, almost three-quarters of the city’s stock, are in need of ‘significant regeneration,’ and should be demolished.
Many of the flat blocks, which include senior citizens’ complexes, are more than 50 years old and would take ‘many decades,’ to refurbish. This would involve a considerable cost but would not increase the stock of homes.
By eliminating these older blocks, the council could build taller, higher-density housing on the same land, potentially tripling the number of council flats to more than 30,000.
Almost 20,000 families and individuals are currently on the council’s housing waiting list.