Dublin City Council conducted an inspection of 1500 properties in bedsit land – Cabra Park, Grove Park in Rathmines and the North Circular Road from the Phoenix Park to Aughrim Street. 1,384 are deemed unfit for habitation.
Anyway, we know all about these places – the landlords are as bad as each other. The DCC are extending the examinations to 7,000 properties, they have issued landlords with over 1,500 demands for improvements on pain of removal of right to let and even legal action. If you’ve not been to a bedsit in Dublin recently feast your eyes on the luxury that awaits the unemployed and the poor here.
Kudos to the council, before this initiative inspections only took place on foot of complaints by neighbours. These areas (Cabra,Rathmines etc) are home to the majority of pre-’63 bedsits.
After 1963 it was illegal to break up your home into smaller flats without planning permission.