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A Sligo councillor has hit out at politicians making announcements of increased funding for housing when, in practice, application forms are not being accepted. In Sligo, a backlog of applications is taking up currently available funding for certain grants. Sligo Fine Gael Councillor Hubert Keaney says the reason there’s a…

A Sligo/Leitrim TD has told the Dail that people in the Northwest in receipt of the Housing Assistance Payment are struggling to find accommodation. The scheme was introduced in 2015 in response to the escalating housing crisis and provides temporary accommodation for homeless families in privately provided rental properties. The…

A house in County Donegal is on the market for just 15 thousand euro. The two bed semi detached is located in the village of Killygordon and is just a short distance from the local pub and three churches. Although the fixer upper is in need of considerable repairs, it…

A Donegal TD has voiced concern about plans to hand over State or local authority land for private housing. It was one of a number of moves revealed yesterday during a meeting between Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy and the chief executives of local authorities throughout the country. Three new schemes…

Tenants are being forced to accept substandard accomodation because they have no choice. That’s according to a Sligo Councillor who has been reacting to the revelations in a Prime Time investigates programme that almost half of rented accommodation in every county in Ireland is substandard. People Before Profit Councillor Gino…

The Minister for Housing Simon Coveney has confirmed over €2m in funding for the North West for housing adaptation grants. The grants allow older people and people with a disability in particular to adapt their homes to suit their needs. In the latest round, Sligo has got the highest allocation…