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Dublin City Council has passed an emergency motion to ensure Longboat Quay residents aren't forced to pay for remedial works at the complex.

Last week, 900 residents were told they would be facing evacuation from the docklands apartments over fire safety concerns.

The cost of remedial works has been estimated at €4.75m - with €2m still to be financed by management and the apartment owners.

An emergency motion was put forward ahead of the meeting tonight.

Green Party City Councillor Ciarán Cuffe earlier said: "Local Authorities must be mandated to inspect buildings at every stage of the construction process to ensure that fire safety and other breaches of the Building Regulations do not occur. This is what happens in Northern Ireland and it should be the case here".

Last week, 900 residents were told the face an evacuation of the Docklands apartment complex over fire safety concerns.

The cost of remedial works has been estimated at €4.75m, with €2m of that to be financed by management and the apartment owners.

While in a letter issued to residents today, the owners and directors of Longboat Quay Management Company said: "We have received an offer of €750,000 from the DDDA as a contribution to the outstanding remedial works".

"The receiver has indicated it is willing to make a contribution, but we have received nothing in writing".

Letter sent to Longboat Quay residents | Image: Sources 

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