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RTE ‘Prime Time’ Highlights Basin Street Regeneration Crisis

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Last nights ‘Prime Time’ program on RTE1 included a report about the Basin Street and O’Devaney Gardens regeneration situations. The report centered around the way in which both complexes have been partially de-populated in order to make way for major regeneration projects which have never been undertaken.

Watch the full ‘Prime Time’ report here>>

The end result has seen crime rates soar, vandalism on an epic scale, and an air of despair for the remaining residents, although Prime Time did point out that we here at the Fountain Resource Group have been working hard to give the youth of the Basin Street Area some hope through our Fountain Youth Project. Our senior youth worker, Paul McDonald, was featured throughout the program.

Basin Street Proposed Regeneration FRG

If you would like to view the report in full, you can do so here. The report, by RTE journalist Barry O’Kelly, lasts about 15 minutes and features many local residents, Dublin’s Deputy City Mayor Clare Byrne and Simon Brooke from the Cluid Housing Association. Pat Kenny also spoke in studio to Dermot Lacey, the Chairman of the Dublin City Council Housing Committee.

Watch the full ‘Prime Time’ report here>>

Here are a few screenshots for the proposed Basin Street development which were featured in the Prime Time program. The overall vision was certainly there, so its a real shame that there has been no end product thus far…

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