Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Housing Issues Prominent at Sinn Féin Ard Fheis

Housing Issues Prominent at Sinn Féin Ard Fheis

Cllr Mick Nugent has welcomed the passage of a number of motions put forward by Cork Sinn Féin at the party’s weekend Ard Fheis, several of which focused on the plight of mortgage-holders and those on the social housing list.

On foot of a proposal from Cork Sinn Féin, the Ard Fheis called for properties under the control of NAMA which are identified as suitable for social housing to be handed over to local authorities in order to reduce the housing list.

Another motion called for legislation to allow those in affordable housing who are experiencing repayment difficulties to access a rental scheme which would allow them remain in their homes while working through their financial difficulties.

The Ard Fheis also passed a motion calling for a debate on Ireland’s continued membership of the Euro.

Commenting, Cllr Nugent said:

“The Ard Fheis was a great success with a strong Cork contingent. I am particularly happy that a series of motions on housing put forward by the party in Cork were adopted as party policy. This reflects the strong emphasis on this issue by Sinn Féin in Cork over the past year – as the scale of the housing crisis is once more underlined by the news that the council’s housing list is now over 9,000.”

For further information or comment contact Cllr Mick Nugent @ 087-6755793

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