De­cent ten­ants should be pro­tected by the coun­cil

Drogheda Independent - - NEWS - By HU­BERT MUR­PHY

LAW abid­ing, de­cent rent-pay­ing ten­ants of Louth County Coun­cil should not be driven from their homes by anti-so­cial el­e­ments within es­tates.

That’s the view of Cllr Pearse McGeough (pic­tured) who raised a case at last week’s Ardee area meet­ing, where he claimed that ‘a vic­tim’ was be­ing ‘en­cour­aged’ by the coun­cil to be put on the trans­fer list.

‘I think law abid­ing ten­ants are valu­able to es­tates’, he stated.

Cllr Jim Tenanty said the coun­cil needed to de­velop a heavy handed ap­proach to un­ruly ten­ants. ‘One per­son could be caus­ing a prob­lem and it it’s not tack­led, it fes­ters. If we cre­ate a prob­lem, we should solve a prob­lem’, he urged.

‘We have to pro­tect our ten­ants and can’t al­low rogue ten­ants to be able to causr trou­ble in es­tates.

Cllr Dolores Minogue said there were two ways to solve mat­ters, and of­ten a few words with a ten­ant sorted out sit­u­a­tions, as she had dis­cov­ered.

The coun­cil urged peo­ple to make com­plaints to them and the gardai and then they could be pro­gressed.

The coun­cil­lors also praised the out­go­ing Di­rec­tor of Hous­ing Joe McGuin­ness for his great work in the past. He is to be re­placed by Paddy Don­nelly. Mr McGuin­ness be­comes Di­rec­tor of Cor­po­rate and Emer­gency Ser­vices. His work on se­cur­ing homes in Louth via Com­pul­sory Pur­chase Or­ders gained him na­tional com­ment.

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