One of the women directly impacted by the Meath county council housing cock up has broken her silence on the affair and told Meath Live that she is ‘devastated’, after initially been told she had been granted her dream move toa three bedroomed house, only to then have her hopes dashed when she was notified that offer had been made in error.

 

Eileen Andrews also revealed the effect the bombshell letter of reversal had on her daughters Lucie (10) and Hannah (4).

 

She said, ‘ I’m just devastated ,I was elated last Wednesday as you can imagine ,and have gone from that high  to my lowest ebb yet.

 

‘I’m on the list almost five years for a transfer, , I’m currently living in an apartment that is located at the top of a set of twenty five steps , with no fire exits only my front door.

 

‘As you can imagine after the years of carrying buggys, car seats and my shopping up and down them steps ,I was over the moon to finally have a house with a garden for the girls .

 

‘They’re practically cocooned into the apartment as the courtyard where they could play has gates onto a main road and a side gate onto another road that’s just not safe unless I was down with them.

 

Andrews was speaking after she received a letter from the council confirming she had received the offer of a new house in error and apologising for any confusion caused.

 

Meath county council has not replied to questions on the matter sent to them.

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