Wednesday 22 February 2017

Councils, not builders, are to blame for homeless crisis

Published 29/12/2016 | 02:30

City Council boss Owen Keegan
City Council boss Owen Keegan

Paul Melia quotes Owen Keegan on the Apollo House accommodation as a "publicity stunt" (Irish Independent, December 28) and he is right because it solves nothing, and what we need is more homes on stream.

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Never does any councillor or Government minister approach the situation from the top.

"Unfortunately we stopped building social housing for a prolonged period during austerity times," he said.

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