Green Party Concerned Over "Horrific" Housing Conditions In Westmeath

The local authority is being urged to ramp up the number of inspections.

The system for inspecting housing conditions in Westmeath needs to be overhauled, according to a local councillor.

The Green Party’s Louise Heavin believes people living in substandard council, HAP or RAS accommodation need to start being prioritised as a matter of urgency.

She says she’s received reports of “horrific” conditions, with serious cases of mould and dampness, as have other councillors.

Westmeath County Council allocated over €1.9 million in its budget for 2022 for the maintenance of its housing stock.

Councillor Heavin is calling for a proper regime of inspections to be implemented urgently:

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