Dublin City Council has been granted permission by the Government for three of social housing developments to re-start construction. It had applied to allow 11 sites resume construction.
This could open the way for more councils to do the same as the Government considers allowing social housing developments which are near completion to resume construction..
A 59-unit development on St Agnes Avenue in Crumlin, a 43-unit development at Dolphin Park in Dublin 8, and a 29-unit development ar Poplar Row in Ballybough, Dublin 3 have been given the go ahead.
All three sites are being developed by Approved Housing Bodies (AHB).
The units in Crumlin and Dolphin Park are purpose-built developments for older people and is being developed by Fold Ireland. This developments will deliver much needed quality apartments for older people on a well located and serviced site which includes a primary care facility and a proposed purpose built residential care facility.
Monami Construction are working on the residential development at Poplar Row, Ballybough, Dublin 3 for Oaklee Housing.
The project will consist of the construction of a 5 storey residential development comprising of 29 apartments with all associated enabling and external works.
Contractors are understood to be on site at the three locations to ensure social distancing is maintained.
The Government and industry stakeholders including the Construction Industry Federation have been in contact in recent days to examine ways in which the construction industry could get back up and running in a safe way while adhering to social distancing guidelines.