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Questions Raised Over Delays In Re-Letting Council Houses In Laois

A Portlaoise councillor says it's down to budget overruns.

Questions are being raised on why there's a delay in re-letting council houses in Laois.

Sinn Féin councillor Caroline Dwane-Stanley says the process has ground to a halt due to budgetary overruns in Laois County Council.

She says she understands there's a cost involved in bringing a property back up to standard or carrying out repairs, but that leaving units lying empty only results in vandalism, which, in turn, costs the Council.

Councillor Dwane-Stanley says the local authority should rectify the issue and continue its good record of re-letting houses quickly:

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