TD urges Council to allocate house due to be boarded up

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LIMERICK Sinn Féin TD Maurice Quinlivan and his party colleague Cllr Tom Collopy have called on Limerick City and County Council not to board up a recently vacated property in St Mary’s Park.

In a Facebook post on Monday, Deputy Quinlivan said: “I am in St Mary’s Park today with my colleague and northside Councillor, Tom Collopy. We are at a house that has recently been vacated that was due to be boarded up by the Council. This house is in perfect order and just over three years old. We spoke to Limerick Council to ensure that the house wouldn’t be boarded up but allocated to a local family immediately.”

He continued: “The house is adapted for disabilities and has been kept in exceptionally good condition by the previous occupants. In the middle of a housing crisis, with over 2,000 people on the housing waiting list In Limerick, this house needs to be allocated to one of the many families desperately in need of a home in the area. I am calling on Limerick Council to take immediate steps to ensure that this house is re-allocated in the quickest possible time frame”