The current housing situation in Dun Laoghaire Rathdown is simply dire and is not being taken seriously by this Government according to local Fianna Fail candidate Senator Mary White.
“We have seen a 64% surge in social housing waiting lists in Dun Laoghaire Rathdown in just two years. There are currently 5,600 families and individuals on social waiting lists in this local authority area. Despite this only 12 social housing units are planned for this year,” she added.
In the years 2011 to 2014 only 39 housing units were completed in Dun Laoghaire while in comparison in the years 2007 – 2011 there were 346.
“Much of the increase is down to the lack of affordable housing and affordable rents. We are suffering a housing emergency that is simply not being taken seriously .”