On Friday, I had the opportunity to inspect the new house bought by Fingal County Council for use as social housing at the Rossan Court development in Waterville. The development consists of 44 homes – 31 three-bed and 13 four-bed houses. The houses are of extremely high standard and all are provided with gardens to the rear.
While I was there, a number of families who are being offered these homes were getting their first look at them. Many of these families have been on the housing list for many years or have been homeless for a substantial period. There was a real sense of joy as the new tenants saw where they will soon be living.