The chief executives of Carlow and Kilkenny County Council’s will be getting a letter from Housing Minister, Eoghan Murphy today.
It’s warning local authorities that communities must not be allowed prevent councils from accommodating homeless people.
According to the Sunday Independent, the chief executives of all local authorities in Ireland will be getting a letter from Eoghan Murphy today.
In what’s being described as a hard hitting letter, they will be warned that communities must not be allowed prevent councils from accommodating homeless people.
Deputy Murphy also insists that local authorities should be doing more “heavy lifting” to help resolve the worst housing crisis to hit the country in decades.
The paper reports that the Minister is “seriously concerned” that some councils are not treating the homeless crisis with the “urgency it deserves”
It’s reported that the minister now plans to haul in the chief executives of every county and city council in Ireland- including Carlow and Kilkenny – into a crisis summit on housing and homlessness in his department.
The local authorities will also be asked to update the minister on their housing plans and bring solutions aimed at addressing the problem to the summit meeting.