Meath County Council has confirmed to Meath Live that they are currently investigating a complaint from Independent councillor Alan Lawes that details allegations made to him over inappropriate behaviour at a residence used by the council for emergency accommodation purposes.

Meath Live has seen a copy of the complaint and in it, Lawes says, ‘ I reported my concerns to one of your housing officers over the phone on Monday 31st of May 2021.

‘Another more senior housing officer rang me later that day to confirm my worries were true’.

Meath Live is aware of the details contained in the complaint, and of the serious nature of them, but for legal reasons are currently prohibited from publishing them.

Lawes told us, ‘As a councillor you hear allegations about various things on a daily basis, however when multiple people who do not have any connection with each other approach you telling the same story it becomes a bit more serious and  a whole lot more credible and that is what happened here.’

A council spokesperson said, ”The Council is aware of the issue. The matters raised are currently being examined. The Council will not be making any further comment while this is ongoing’.

Meath Live has forwarded a number of questions to the manager of the residence but as of yet has received no response.

We hope to be able to publish further updates on this story in the near future.