A home of your own? – Public meeting on housing 23rd Jan 2007, 8pm

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      I thought Archiseek folk might be interested in this event. It’s primarily about the availability and affordability of housing, but we have one of the country’s biggest property developers, Bernard McNamara, speaking at it so it might be of interest. Full details are available here.

      Tuesday 23rd January 8pm, Cultivate Centre, Temple Bar
      All welcome

      High house prices and lack of social and affordable housing in Dublin South East, Dublin South and Dun Laoghaire means that finding a home nearby your family or existing community is all but impossible. Can anything be done to give young people the opportunity of finding a home close to their families and places of employment? Is there an alternative to the fragmented communities and lengthy commuting times delivered by current housing policies?

      Green Party TDs Ciarán Cuffe, John Gormley and Eamon Ryan are jointly hosting a public meeting to discuss ideas and solutions on how to tackle the housing crisis we face. This meeting will be of interest to all first-time buyers and those otherwise in need of housing.

      Speakers on the evening include Professor PJ Drudy of Trinity College Dublin who is the co-author of “Out of Reach – Inequalities in the Irish Housing System”, Jim Power, Economist with Friends First, Cllr Bill Randall of the Brighton Green Party who was named Housing Journalist of the Year 2000 in the UK and property developer Bernard McNamara.

      The meeting will take place on Tuesday 23rd January 2006 at 8.00pm in the Cultivate Centre, Essex Street West, Temple Bar. There is no charge for attending and all are welcome.

      This meeting will be of interest to anyone in need of housing, whether it be local authority, affordable, or private housing.

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