On foot of figures received from the Minister for Housing, Aontú Leader & Meath West TD Peadar Tóibín has criticised the meagre levels of social housing being built or acquired in Meath – showcasing once again the government’s failures to meet social housing demand
He told Meath Live, “It will come as no surprise to the people of Meath that this
government’s record on social housing is nothing short of abysmal, and there are no signs of improvement. This government was alone in Europe in shutting the construction of homes in 2021,
Just over 6,000 homes were not built as a result throughout the state as a result of this prohibition. The figures I have received from the Minister only further expose the cost
“By every metric, this government is failing on housing. The State has close 200,000 vacant dwellings across the country, yet have more than 8,000 people homeless on our streets. Less Social Houses were built in 2020 than there are Homeless people in Ireland.