Meath County Council can issue fire safety notice for Riverwalk Court from today

The development needs over €1.5m worth of safety work carried out

Meath County Council can issue fire safety notice for Riverwalk Court from today

This photo shows rotting timber structures and steel props holding up ceilings | Image: Kieran Cuddihy

Meath County Council can issue a fire safety notice on houses in Riverwalk Court in Ratoath from today.

The development needs over €1.5m worth of fire safety work carried out.

Residents and the developer had until last Friday to commit to carrying out the remedial works.

That failed to happen which means the local authority can now issue a fire safety notice.

Spokesperson for the residents, Mark Fitzmaurice, says they are facing into an uncertain Christmas.

"The deadline was last Friday, they're going to review the submissions this week - so we don't think we're going to hear from Meath County Council until at least the new year now" he told Newstalk Breakfast.

"So the residents are facing into a Christmas with this...uncertainty hanging over their heads" he added.