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Dublin Housing schemes stall due to lack of investment
An image from the Dublin Housing Report published in response to the Church Street tenement collapse in 1913. Since then there has been much focus on the living conditions of the city's poor. Photo: South Dublin County Libraries

Dublin Housing schemes stall due to lack of investment

Dublin, 21 October 1916 - Seven housing schemes planned for Dublin have been stalled due to the inability of Dublin Corporation to provide adequate funding.

In an attempt to resolve the problem, the Corporation is in negotiations for a loan of up to £2 million with the National Bank of New York.

The effort to secure the money comes in the wake of ongoing focus on improving the condition of housing in Dublin which is considered to be grossly below the standard required.

New housing committee formed
The Dublin Chamber of Commerce has appointed a Housing Reform Committee to assist in the provision of proper accommodation for the working classes of the city.

The establishment of this committee has been broadly welcomed, although it remains unclear how it will operate in partnership with existing bodies.

[Editor's note: This is an article from Century Ireland, a fortnightly online newspaper, written from the perspective of a journalist 100 years ago, based on news reports of the time.]

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Century Ireland

The Century Ireland project is an online historical newspaper that tells the story of the events of Irish life a century ago.