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Derelict Houses In Rush Causing Anti-Social Chaos

Pictured is one of the derelict houses on Palmer Road in Rush that are claimed to be the source of anti-social behaviour

Local TD Brendan Ryan (Lab) has written to the County Council in relation to five derelict houses on Palmer Road in Rush.

The houses have become a focal point for anti-social behaviour which is causing great worry and concern for local people.

Deputy Ryan said: “I received the following reply from the Council. “Fingal County Council are aware of the properties on Palmer Road, Rush. The properties are not in the ownership, or under the control of the Council. Three of these properties are currently vested in the Minister of Finance through the OPW.

“Fingal County Council is currently preparing a formal application to acquire the properties via a Deed of Waiver from the Minister for Finance. The two other properties, one vacant and one with foundations in place only, are in private ownership. Fingal County Council are investigating the ownership of these properties at present with a view to bringing the properties back into use.”

Deputy Ryan said: “I am pushing the Council to progress this matter as quickly as possible. With a housing and homelessness crisis, it is devastating to see any vacant house in the State. But when that structure is being abused for anti social purposes, it is compounding that situation.”