CO COUNCIL WILL DECIDE WHO GETS MCVERRY HOUSES IN MONAGHAN

25 November 2022 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Monaghan Co Council will determine who becomes the tenants of housing which the Peter McVerry Trust plan to provide in the Monaghan Town area, Monday’s meeting of the Monaghan Municipal District was told. The information was imparted to the elected members by Municipal District Director Nuala Woods, who was responding to concerns raised by Independent local public representative Seamus Treanor.

Councillor Treanor expressed fears that “drug addicts and criminals” from other parts of the country would be assigned houses provided by the charity – which works to provide accommodation for the homeless – and was severely critical of it for providing a house for a convicted sex offender who had served a jail sentence for the rape of an elderly woman in Monaghan. He moved a motion at Monday’s meeting requesting that the Municipal District write to the Peter McVerry Trust asking where the properties that they had purchased in the Monaghan area would be located, and what their plans were for these properties.

In proposing his motion, Councillor Treanor said he wanted to draw attention to the fact that the Peter McVerry Trust had used public donations to “house one of Ireland’s most dangerous…

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