Fianna Fáil TD for Galway West Éamon Ó Cuív has called on the Minister for Housing to bring about much needed changes to the Tenant Purchase Scheme. The Minister has confirmed to Deputy Ó Cuív that a review of the scheme is to be published very soon.

Deputy Ó Cuív commented, “To date the Tenant Purchase Scheme has been a total failure with very few people being able to access the scheme due to the terms of the system.

“The Minister has also said that it is now intended to introduce a wider package of social housing reform measures in the near future.

“There is a very urgent need to ensure that the Tenant Purchase Scheme is radically overhauled to make it accessible to a wider number of people and ensure that all of those who could afford to buy their own house are given the opportunity to do so, irrespective of age or source of income.

“I will continue to push the Minister to ensure this review is published as soon as possible so relevant reforms are brought in swiftly,” concluded Deputy Ó Cuív.