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Wexford town homeless being sent to Courtown 30/09/17

| September 30, 2017

It’s a case of ‘to hell or to Courtown’ for those finding themselves in need of emergency accommodation in Wexford town and according to local councillor Davy Hynes there is little difference between the two.

He told a meeting of the Borough District Council that with all emergency accommodation in the Wexford urban area now full to capacity all the time people who found themselves  in need were being told they would have to go to Courtown.

This, he said, was very distressing because it caused serious disruption for families, particularly those with school going children who faced real problems having to travel from Courtown.

‘With places like Oznam House, the Women’s Refuge and the Foggy Dew full all the time we are sending people from this area to places like Courtown, especially in the case of families this is not acceptable’

Cllr. Deirdre Wadding agreed saying it was essential that more emergency accommodation be provided in the Wexford urban area.

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