CARRICK FAMILY IN A HOUSING NIGHTMARE!

13 May 2013 No Comments by The Northern Standard

By PATSY McARDLE

A family who set up home in Carrickmacross, after buying a house from the local authority ten years ago, now claim they must be the most unlucky couple in the country—after living a nightmare for the past decade!.

Firstly, a semi-detached dwelling purchased for €148,000 by construction worker Patrick Shields, 48, at Bothar Eanna in the South Monaghan town, under a County Council Affordable Housing Scheme had to be vacated because it turned out to be a ticking time-bomb as a result of some serious underground gas defects in the scheme by the developers!.

After the intervention of An Bord Gais, a shocked Patrick and his Filipino-born wife Analiza, 35, accepted an alternative dwelling from the local authority a short distance away at Bogtown Lane, Lurgans.

“But this was far from the end of our troubles, ” Patrick said yesterday (Wed).
“After we moved into our new house, we detected a strong stench and then saw some neighbours, who …

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