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‘’Barmy’ plan to move homeless from Dublin to Wexford 28/08/15

| August 28, 2015

The proposal by the Department of the Environment and Local Government to seek to relocate those who are homeless to Counties outside Dublin has been branded as ‘barmy’ and shows a complete lack of understanding of the housing challenge outside Dublin, according to Cllr. Malcolm Byrne.


“We have over 3,000 people on Co. Wexford’s Housing Lists; almost 900 in the Gorey area alone. Weekly, I am contacted with more stories of the appalling housing conditions being faced by people in the County – of families living in overcrowded conditions, of those being unable to afford the afford the rent, of those in substandard housing. I know that Dublin faces a major crisis but so does the rest of the country.”, Cllr. Byrne said

“Already, we have many families who have moved from Dublin onto housing lists in Wexford and this can displace local families.”

He added,

“Environment Minister Alan Kelly seems to think that the problem can be solved by shifting it outside the capital. The problem will be solved by building more social housing and providing appropriate levels of rent supplement.”

Malcolm Byrne will be opposing any moves by Wexford County Council to facilitate the Minister’s plans.

REPRO FREE: 24/07/12: Higher Education Authority Board Members. Picture Jason Clarke Photography

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