First residents to move into long-planned Inchicore regeneration project

A view of the St Michaels plans

Dublin's longest planned social housing regeneration project will finally see its first residents this weekend.

According to the Irish Times, it comes 16 years after its development in Inchicore was originally promised in the 1990s.

There have been several attempts to regenerate St Michael's estate over the years. The €12m Council project was given the go ahead in 2008.

A complex of 350 flats has been replaced by 'Thornton Heights' which comprises 75 houses and apartments with childcare facilities and playgrounds.

The official opening will take place in two weeks time but tenants are already beginning to move into the homes.

Just a handful of the former community will return due to long delay in rebuilding the complex.

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