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More council homes to be flattened

Wednesday, 28th March, 2018 9:50am
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More council homes to be flattened

Photo: Ray Ryan

More council homes to be flattened

Photo: Ray Ryan

By Bernie Ní Fhlatharta

A CALL has been made for tough measures to be brought against what has been described as the “wilful vandalism” of council houses by tenants.

A meeting of Galway County Council was told it was to spend €2.4 million on the demolition, construction and refurbishment of 16 units at Bridge Court, Ahascragh for the provision of social housing. This will be in addition to the €8million project currently underway in Tuam where 30 council homes have been demolished to make way for 40 new homes and the refurbishment of many others.
The man who built the original housing estate in Ahascragh, Cllr Tom McHugh from Tuam, told the meeting on Monday that those houses would have lasted a lot longer than 34 years had they not been destroyed by the occupants.

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