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‘New Place – Same Face’ Fatima Mansions Rejuvenation – Photos

category dublin | environment | news report author Monday August 16, 2004 05:00author by Noise Hacker Report this post to the editors

Fatima Mansions Rejuvenation
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author by Patientpublication date Mon Aug 16, 2004 16:38author address author phone Report this post to the editors

This is the first time that the public private partnership has been extended to housing, with approx 150 city council houses, 70 affordable housing units and 350 private apartments in the plan.

RTE interviewer - "Do you think it'll be a better place to live?"

Fatima teenager - "It's always a good place to live."

author by Huhpublication date Mon Aug 16, 2004 19:33author address author phone Report this post to the editors

for them to trash the place again. The graffiti is going up already and lights in public areas are being smashed. Outdoor seating and the childrens play area have been battered.

author by Patientpublication date Tue Aug 17, 2004 17:05author address author phone Report this post to the editors

According to Defend Council Housing [UK], rents are an average of 16% higher under RSLs [Registered Social Landlords], evictions 14% higher, and "service charges" are added to the bill. RSL boards are run as businesses, dominated by bankers and even more unaccountable than councils.

author by Patientpublication date Mon Aug 23, 2004 19:15author email newsforthedeaf at yahoo dot comauthor address author phone Report this post to the editors

Tim O' Brien, Irish Times wrote-

Dublin City Council has decided to opt for a public-private partnership (PPP) model to rejuvenate St. Michaels Estate in Inchicore.

But the decision has been criticised by Nexus Research [non-profit org.], which evaluates the government's Community Development Programme.
"Whatever about the suitability of PPPs in building roads and bridges", the model was not effective for longer-term urban regeneration, said Brian Dillon of Nexus.

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author by paulcpublication date Tue Sep 07, 2004 23:39author address author phone Report this post to the editors

As part of Dublin Heritage Week...

Fatima Mansions is being regenerated and changed forever.
Residents tell the story of three generations of daily life in an exhibition of unique installations.

Mon 6 -Fri 10 September:
2.30pm -4.00pm

Wed 8 &Thurs 9 September:
10.00am -12.30pm

Venue:Fatima Groups United,18J Fatima
Mansions,Reuben St.,Rialto,Dublin

Free

No wheelchair access

Contact: Nuala Keeley
Fatima History Project
Tel:01 453 4722 Fax:473 7497
Email:fgu@oceanfree.net

author by jeremypublication date Thu Sep 09, 2004 14:45author address author phone Report this post to the editors

The flats were renovated in 1991 for a costly £5.5 million. They are to be demolished.

Many of the residents wished to have a front door and a garden.

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