FAMILY WILL BE EVICTED
MOTHER CAN’T AFFORD RENT AND SAYS WELFARE OFFICIALS ARE ‘IGNORING THE FACTS’
A BRAY WOMAN and her young daughters are to be evicted from her home as she does not qualify for social welfare payments in this country.
Caroline Moorehouse's gas and electricity have been cut off as she cannot pay the bills and she struggles to feed her 10-and 14-year-old daughters with handouts from family. She has not been able to find a job. The 39-year old Bray native left England nine months ago.
She is now on her third round of appeals to the authorities for social welfare, having been refused on a number of grounds, including that she has lived in England ‘all her life'.
THE CATHAOIRLEACH of Bray Town Council, Cllr. David Grant, has been commended for staying with a family to reduce costs on his visit to Dublin, California.
The town invited Cllr. Grant to come over as Bray is twinned with Dublin, and has a similar population.
‘It was very important to them and it is very important for Bray to be represented,' said Town Clerk Christine Flood, adding that the trip will cost approximately €400 for Cllr. Grant's air fare.
She added that he will be back in Bray for St. Patrick's Day itself, and is only going to the States for a brief visit.
‘I think Cllr. Grant should be commended for doing this at absolute minimal costs,' added Ms. Flood.
There are strong links between Dublin, California and Bray, according to the Town Clerk.
The family live at The Printworks.
Cllr. David Grant.