Dublin city’s newly elected council has pledged not to sell public lands to private developers for housing except in exceptional circumstances. Dublin City Councillors reached an agreement which will be council policy for the five years until 2024. They stated that State-owned land in Dublin must be used for public housing, and that the council should lead the development of such land. That said they will reject any sale of public lands to developers unless the monetary benefit to the council is greater than the benefit which would accrue from building public housing on it. They will also seek the pedestrianisation of Drury Street, South William Street, Moore Street and Dame Lane.
Source: The Irish Times June 17, 2019 22:40 UTC