• Cllr Brian Dennehy

OWNERSHIP OF DERELICT HOUSE ON PALMER AVENUE, RUSH

COMHAIRLE CONTAE FHINE GALL

FINGAL COUNTY COUNCIL

BALBRIGGAN/SWORDS AREA COMMITTEE MEETING

(Services B – Strategic & General Matters)

WEDNESDAY 11th APRIL 2018

ITEM NO. 53



Question: Councillor B. Dennehy

"To ask the Chief Executive for an update on the resolutions to the

property ownership situation which is prolonging the issue which is

causing a community nuisance which is being caused by the derelict

building on Palmer Avenue, Rush and what measures Fingal County

Council have taken to take the properties into public ownership in the

midst of a National Shortage of Housing crises?”

Reply:

There are five vacant houses at Palmer Avenue, Rush. Three of the

properties were registered to P & M Properties Limited. This company

had been dissolved and their assets were vested in the Minister for Public

Expenditure and Reform. However this company has been restored and it

is now the intention of the Derelict Sites Section to pursue this company

with a view to having the properties restored to a non-derelict condition.

The other two properties are vacant and in private ownership. The

Housing Department in conjunction with the Planning & Strategic

Infrastructure Department are investigating the ownership of these

properties with a view to engaging with the private owners to bring these

properties back into use.