Sligo Councillor calls for resolution to housing waiting times

A Sligo Councillor is calling for the housing crisis in the north west to be dealt with.

This week new figures show that work on the planned 49 units for social housing in Sligo has yet to start.

Anti-Austerity Councillor Gino O’Boyle says there are eleven hundred people on the housing list and yet there are still only 100 houses available despite government promises.

Sligo County Council has confirmed to Ocean FM News that the planned units – 28 on the Knappagh road, 20 in Strandhill and another one in Culleens are all still at the pre-planning stages.

Meanwhile, in Leitrim the situation is similar and none of the planned seven units have been built while work has started on just 8 of the 79 units needed in Donegal.

Sligo Councillor Gino O’Boyle is to raise the issue at a meeting of Sligo County Council next week.

He’s calling on the new Housing Minister Simon Coveney to take action on the issue: