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Regeneration

The Minister of State at the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government Willie Penrose told Peadar Toibin (SF, Meath W) that his department remained fully committed to the regeneration of disadvantaged housing estates (Dail Eireann, Debates, 11th October 2011, 322-3).  €124.6m was allocated this year to projects in Limerick (Moyross, Southill, St Mary’s Park, Ballinacurra/Weston) and to the Dublin projects where Dublin City Council was required to prepare a detailed regeneration masterplan for the four estates in the programme. €5.8m was allocated to St Michael’s estate last year;  O’Devaney Gardens recently received planning permission; a planning decision was awaited in Dominick st; a thorough survey was under way in Dolphin House.  In Limerick, the first housing project, costing €5.5m, had commenced construction in Cliona Park, Moyross.  In a further reply, the minister of state told him that the only  remaining Public Private Partnership (PPP)  was the Charlemont st  flat complex, which was progressing.   The total cost it was not yet possible to estimate (Dail Eireann, Debates, 18th October 2011, 244-5). Dublin City Council was also progressing an area-wide improvement programme in Cherry Orchard, but that was outside the regeneration programme.