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 Post subject: Council House that took 10 years and cost €629,000 to build
PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2017 10:18 am 
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South Dublin County Council began the process of building the house in 2006 in order to make use of vacant space at the end of the road and combat anti-social behaviour in the area.
First a wall was built to separate St Patrick’s Road with Michael Collins Park behind it. Following this the house was built.
The council had intended to sell the house on the private market once it was built. However, a dispute over the ownership of a piece of land to the side of the building meant that they were unable to sell it.
The council attempted to buy the strip of land from the owners but wasn’t able to. In the end they resorted to putting a Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) on the land.
The entire saga took close to 10 years in total, with the council finally acquiring the full title to the land in March 2016.
In total, the building of the house and the cost incurred by the CPO brought the total amount spent by the council on the house to €629,000 – €229,000 more than the listed asking price.

A very basic 4 bedroom house, taking 10 years to be built and sold.

Weak government & No accountability. It is no wonder republics degenerate into dictatorships with this type of malarky going on.

Google maps location, note its in spitting distance of green field sites.

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