ANN UZELL LIVED in her home in Ballyfermot for 40 years and raised six children there.
The Dublin woman – who will turn 70 next month – will later this week move into her new apartment in nearby Annamore Court in Chapelizod/Ballyfermot.
The 70-apartment complex was officially opened yesterday by new Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy. It is operated by Dublin’s oldest social housing charity the Iveagh Trust.
The €10 million scheme was completed in 18 months from when construction began, at the cost of €144,000 per unit. It was formerly a derelict sheltered housing scheme which was renovated as a joint project between the Trust and Dublin City Council.
Ann received the keys to her apartment yesterday. She had decided two years ago to give up her four-bedroom council home of 40 years and allow it to be used for a new family.
“I’m on my own now so what’s the point of having a big huge …