Housing Dominates The Local Authority Plenary Meeting


Tipperary County Council ‘s plenary meeting for May was held today with housing dominating the agenda.

The lack of housing for those seeking to purchase or rent was the biggest issue that councillors face and many said they felt powerless to help those in danger of becoming homeless.

The issue of those aged in their 20s with jobs but unable to plan a move to establishing their own home was also raised.

A proposal from the Housing Strategci Policy Committee to limit the number of public reps that could engage with  the council on behalf of a person on the housing list to one was rejected.

A person can continue to nominate either a Councillor and or an Oireachtas member to communicate with the housing section.

The meeting was informed that Tipperary County Council has has submitted plans to the department to deliver 1,125 new housing units via it’s building programme to 2026.

The target given to the council for that same period is 864 units. Sinead Carr, the Head of TCC housing section told the meeting that  the lack of private housing developments  was an issue that needed urgent attention at a national level to increase the supply of housing.