Only one politician allowed support Limerick housing application

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Cllr Eddie Ryan spoke in favour of the new policy.

A NEW policy allowing only one public representative to support a housing application to Limerick City and County Council’s housing department was welcomed by councillors at this month’s Home and Social Development SPC (Strategic Policy Committee).

The general consensus across the County Hall chamber last Wednesday was that this will save time and manpower as well as cutting out unnecessary paperwork and repetition.

The new policy, which will allow only one TD or councillor to make representations on behalf of a person or persons acquiring social housing, was broadly welcomed by local representatives.

Independent councillor Eddie Ryan described the move as a “great idea for housing staff already stretched to the limit”.

He was supported by Fine Gael councillor Stephen Keary who took the view that people having numerous representations made on their behalf was “all over the shop”.

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