Number of vacant properties in Mayo 'immoral' – Director of Services – Mayo News

‘UNACCEPTABLE AND UNSUSTAINABLE’ Tom Gilligan, Mayo County Council.

Anton McNulty

The number of vacant houses in Mayo is a blight on the county and immoral in the middle of a housing crisis.
That is the view of Tom Gilligan, Director of Services with Mayo County Council, who told members of Mayo County Council that the lack of rental accommodation will have an impact on homeowners affected by pyrite in the county.
At a special meeting of Mayo County Council last Monday, called to discuss the pyrite crisis, the official described the number of vacant homes in the county ‘as a blight’.
“It is a blight on our county. The census indicated that there are over 10,000 vacant homes and I do believe it is immoral and regrettable … we are in the middle of a housing crisis and we need as much accommodation as possible.
“It has been mentioned by a few members the lack

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