Over 100 vacant council homes being progressed by local authority

A TOTAL of 130 vacant council housing units in the Metropolitan District are currently being progressed to bring them back into use.

This was the response from Limerick City and County Council to a question raised by Fine Gael councillor Sarah Kiely.

The City East representative also asked for a breakdown of how many vacant units were undergoing works by electoral area.

“The direct labour work force in Housing Maintenance have 40 units at various stages of the process. There are approximately 90 units being higher progressed through external building contractors — these are predominantly higher value contracts,” Senior Engineer Brendan Kidney explained.

The breakdown for the 130 vacant units was 45 per cent in City North, 30 per cent in City West, and 25 per cent in City East.

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