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Wicklow mum tells of desperate wait for housing: ‘I can’t wait 15 years on the sofa – my sons will be grown up’

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Marleigh McGrane with her sons Brody and Bradlee sitting in the front door of the house. Photo: Leigh Anderson

Marleigh McGrane with her sons Brody and Bradlee sitting in the front door of the house. Photo: Leigh Anderson

Marleigh McGrane with her sons Brody and Bradlee in the living room which they also use as a bedroom.

Marleigh McGrane with her sons Brody and Bradlee in the living room which they also use as a bedroom.

Brody and Bradlee on one of the sofas they use as a bed.

Brody and Bradlee on one of the sofas they use as a bed.

Marleigh McGrane with her sons Brody and Bradlee sitting in the front door of the house.

Marleigh McGrane with her sons Brody and Bradlee sitting in the front door of the house.

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Marleigh McGrane with her sons Brody and Bradlee sitting in the front door of the house. Photo: Leigh Anderson

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A young Wicklow mum, forced to live on her own mother’s sofa with her two sons for two years, has spoken out about the severe stress of being forced to bring up her children in an overcrowded space.

Marleigh McGrane has just turned 24. She lives in the house in Bray that she grew up in with her mum, sister, two nieces and her own two kids and her brother. It’s a compact three-bedroom house, never meant to accommodate eight, but when she was forced to move out of her own rental, Marleigh was left with no other choice.


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