Council may consider Pre-Fabs to tackle housing problem 26/09/15 : the chronicle.ie

Council may consider Pre-Fabs to tackle housing problem 26/09/15

| September 26, 2015

Wexford Co. Council may look to pre-fab houses to help deal with the current housing problem in the county.

In Dublin the idea of using pre-fab dwellings to deal with the homeless problem has been mooted and the idea may be looked at to ease the problem of growing lists for housing in County Wexford.

Cllr Robbie Ireton told a meeting of the Gorey Municipal District Council that the pre-fabs now available were first class and offered excellent accommodation for people without homes.

In Dublin the houses are being looked at in the context of the amount of money being spent on hotel and bed and breakfast accommodation for the homeless.

Cllr Ireton said he had brochures on the pre-fab houses and they were very well fitted out and furnished and three could be purchased for the cost of providing a traditional house.

He said it was also worth mentioning that the pre-fab homes were made in Ireland so there would be an employment creation aspect to using them.

Housing Official Anthony Bailey said he had only heard of the proposal that day but he said the Council would be open to examining any proposal in relation to the housing problem.

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