{meta} Agenda for Housing SPC on Wednesday 14th April, 2021, 11.00 am


Venue: Remote Video Conference

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Minutes of meeting dated Wednesday 10th March and matters arising pdf icon PDF 688 KB


Chairpersons Business

i.           Correspondence

No Correspondence received



Presentation on Ireland Strategic Fund - Cork County Council HISCo pdf icon PDF 617 KB


Update on Working Groups

                                          i.    Public Housing Working Group

                                         ii.    Services for Senior Citizens Working Group

                                        iii.    Special Committee on Homelessness


Dublin City Council EU Programme Participation Strategy 2021 - 2027 pdf icon PDF 2 MB


Motion in the name of Cllr Máire Devine

Dublin City Council notes with deep concern the recent NUI Galway report on quantifying the impact of improved energy efficiency and airtightness on radon.

Radon and air quality needs to be given due consideration when carrying out retrofitting work to Dublin City Council properties.


DCC will make a full statement on the matter ensuring the public that appropriate ventilation measures are implemented during their retrofitting programme keeping radon levels at a safe and acceptable level and will guarantee all complete retrofitted homes will have a mandatory radon test.”



Motion in the name of Cllrs. James Geoghegan, Colm O' Rourke, Naoise Ó Muirí, Ray McAdam, Danny Byrne, Anne Feeney, Paddy McCartan, Terence Flanagan & Declan Flanagan

That Dublin City Council directs the Chief Executive to undertake an immediate external audit on exact construction costs paid by the local authority in the delivery of social housing. This external audit, should include, but not be limited to, the schemes referred in the report on Construction Costs published by Dublin City Council on the 31st December 2020. This urgent requirement comes following the publication of the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland report on the 26th of January 2021 and news reports over the weekend that senior executives at Dublin City Council have raised concerns about the "premium price" it has been charged by private contractors for social housing.



Motion in the name of Cllr. Daithi Doolan

Dublin City Council will immediately set about establishing a publicly owned designated activity company in partnership with the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund for the sole purpose of constructing social and affordable housing on public land.