City Centre Housing Projects moving forward under Fine Gael in Govt

9th February, 2021

New housing projects in the City Centre are being advanced through continued Government support.


Firstly, almost €40m in initial funding has been approved by Fine Gael in Government to begin the redevelopment of Matt Talbot Court in Summerhill. This approval has led Dublin City Council to prepare feasibility studies as to how 92 new homes can be delivered. In recent days, the Council has appointed O’Donnell Twomey Architects to finalise the design of the refurbished and redeveloped complex. Before any design is finalised and submitted to the Department of Housing, local consultation with householders in Matt Talbot Court and residents in Sean O’Casey Avenue will take place. Obviously, this consultation process will occur in line with Covid-19 regulations.


Completing this design work will enable the City Council to present a formal planning application to Councillors for their approval before the end of 2021. Be assured of my continued commitment to this project and I will work with my colleague, Councillor Ray McAdam, to advance the delivery of new and better homes in Matt Talbot Court.


Separately, Cluid Housing has submitted a planning application to develop vacant lands along North Great Charles Street, next to Pavee Point offices. This application, if approved, will see 52 new homes built. You can read full details of the application at


Finally, Dublin City Council has acquired, through Compulsory Purchase Order, eight derelict properties along Tyrell Place, just off Charles Lane and is in the process of appointing a contractor to refurbish the buildings to provide new homes for those on the Council’s Housing List. The City Council is utilising funding through the Government’s Buy & Renew Scheme to complete this refurbishment work.