Over 3,500 Vacant Council Houses In Ireland

98,000 people are also on housing waiting lists.

There are over 3,500 council houses lying vacant across the country.

Figures obtained by Aontú also show that over 98,000 people on housing waiting lists.

In the midlands, the highest number of vacant council houses is in Offaly at 36, followed by Laois with only one less at 35 and in Westmeath there are 30 empty council homes.

Laois has the highest number of people on the waiting list in the region, at 1,743, In Westmeath there are 1,529 and in Offaly the figure is at 1,292.

Aontú leader and Meath West TD Peadar Tóibín says this is all despite us being in the "jaws of a national housing emergency":

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