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Longford - Event Notice
Friday October 12 2012
10:00 AM

Gleann Riada Action Group -Yet Another Housing Estate Scandal

category longford | housing | event notice author Friday October 12, 2012 11:07author by Briggy - Gleann Riada Action Groupauthor email Owenbriggy at googlemail dot com Report this post to the editors

MEP Marian Harkin to Meet Gleann Riada Residents today 5pm

Broadcast Alert and Photo Call Notice
When- today, 5pm Friday 12th October
What- MEP will visit the plagued Gleann Riada Estate, Longford for the first time to see first hand the conditions residents are being subjected too. Residents will give a guided tour and will hold a discussion.
Who - Marian Harkin is a group member of ALDE (Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe) group in the European Parliament. Gleann Riada is a housing estate in Longford, Ireland currently owned by NAMA.  
Where - Gleann Riada Estate Longford, to confirm attendance or for further enquires contact John, 003535 (86) 886 5558
About - Riada

Broadcast Alert and Photo Call Notice
When- today, 5pm Friday 12th October
What- MEP will visit the plagued Gleann Riada Estate, Longford for the first time to see first hand the conditions residents are being subjected too. Residents will give a guided tour and will hold a discussion.
Who - Marian Harkin is a group member of ALDE group in the European Parliament. Gleann Riada is a housing estate in Longford, Ireland currently owned by NAMA.  
Where - Gleann Riada Estate Longford, to confirm attendance or for further enquires contact John, 003535 (86) 886 5558
About - Riada

Gleann Riada, Longford is a housing estate made up of 79  properties in Ireland.  It's build was signed off by the local council five years ago, residents and landlords bought the properties off a private developer who has since stopped trading. The properties were taken over by NAMA this year. A block of apartments, which were condemned and have never been inhabited, on the edge of the estate were demolished in July, following the agreement by local government to remove because of major health and safety risks.

The remaining homes have been deemed unsafe to live in following a HSE report published last week.  The properties have structural issues beyond repair and as a consequence have a build up of toxic gas present from broken sewerage pipes. High levels of methane, carbon monoxide and hydrogen sulphate are present in the estate and have already caused two explosions.  Residents have been asked to rectify the damage themselves by their local authority; engineers say is beyond repair.   Advice issued to residents asks them to leave all windows open and to avoid lighting fires.

Gleann Riada residents are campaigning for support to be relocated into the many NAMA owned houses left derelict around Ireland. 

Editor: Some background info

See 9th Oct 2012 HSE calls for urgent assessment of Longford housing estate
25th Sept 2012 Gleann Riada explosion could be repeated unless action is taken
9th July 2012 Demolishing more than a building- the Gleann Riada folly

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