Sunday, 20 January 2013

Drumalee Deaths RIP

The scene on Drumalee Court in Stoneybatter, Dublin where a couple died

I was saddened to hear of John Glennon and Debbie McEvoy's deaths in Drumalee Court in Stoneybatter last week.  I offered my condolences to their families and friends. 

It was extremely upsetting and unacceptable to think two people could die in City Council Housing from Hypothermia. Upon hearing of the deaths I asked the City Manager to provide a report on the causes of their deaths. I specifically want to understand the condition of the accommodations and what actions Dublin City Council can take to ensure that this situation cannot recur.

For a long time I have criticised Dublin City Council for its failure to provide better housing. I have repeatedly called for St Bricins, St Finbars Court and other housing units in the Central Area to be upgraded.  I will continue to follow-up on this issue.  Mary