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'It's like a dream come true' - mother-of-three receives key to new home after 13-year wait on housing list

Dozens of families receive the keys to their brand-new south Dublin homes
Christmas came early for dozens of families today after they received the keys to their brand-new south Dublin homes.
A new housing scheme of 44-unit developments at Rosemount Court, Dundrum was jointly opened by Cathaoirleach Ossian Smyth and Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy.
Construction of the 34 family homes and 12 apartments began in January at a cost of €11.8m.

It was an emotional day for mother-of-three Maria Mieszczyk when she realised that her 13-year wait on the housing list was finally at an end.

Speaking to Independent.ie, Ms Mieszczyk, who is originally from Poland, said until very recently her family were on the brink of homelessness.

“It’s like a dream come true,” she said.

“My children and I lived in a house in Rathfarnham for 14 years, but earlier this year my landlord informed me that his son wanted the house.