WATCH: Robert Emmet CDP



Patrick Costello TD: Robert Emmet Community Development Project, CDP, in Dublin 8 is facing a rent increase of 300%. The CDP provides supports to the Oliver Bond Street community and the wider Liberties in ways that no other service simply does.

Will the State step in and increase the funding on offer in order to help it to meet this rent or even provide the State-owned building that has been promised for some time? It is a service that is providing excellent community development work on the ground which no one else is providing. The Government needs to step in and support it in the face of this 300% rent increase.

Taoiseach: I thank Deputy Costello for raising this important issue for his community and that organisation. I will certainly ask the relevant Ministers to see how the Government and other agencies might be in a position to support them.