The office of the Ombudsman has received just under 100 official complaints about decisions taken by Meath County Council since June 2020.

Figures released exclusively to Meath Live show that in total 96 complaints were investigated by the Ombudsman with nearly one-third, (31), being over housing allocation and half as many again (16), being in relation to planning.

On the face of it the figures look damning to the Council but a deeper analysis shows that only 10 were upheld with one being partially upheld and twelve withdrawn.

There were just four complaints about anti-social behaviour.

MCC has been contacted for comment

Homeless Services 2
Housing Allocations 31
Housing Anti-Social Behaviour 4
Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) 3
Housing General 1
Housing Loans & Grants 1
Housing Rent Assistance Scheme (RAS) 1
Housing Repairs 9
Motor Tax 2
Not Otherwise Categorised 3
Parks/Open Spaces 1
Planning Administration 16
Pollution – Noise 2
Rates 1
Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan 2
Roads/Traffic 7
Social Housing Assessment 9



Assistance Provided 8
Discontinued Premature 19
Discontinued/Withdrawn 12
Not Upheld 30
Outside Remit 6
Partially Upheld 1
Upheld 10