Government Refuse To Step In Over Funding Deficit After €500k Midlands Local Authority Fraud

Photo Credit: Google/Westmeath County Council

The Housing Minister says the council in question will have to do without State support.

The Housing Minister has confirmed there are no plans to provide additional support to a midlands local authority which was subject to a half a million euro payment fraud.

It was discovered last month Westmeath County Council was at a loss of €515,000 as a result of a third-party payment fraud.

An investigation is currently underway by Gardai.

In response to a Parliamentary Question by Longford Westmeath Sinn Fein TD Sorca Clarke, Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien says there are currently no plans to support the Council with additional finances.

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