Damp and decay in Newry’s Clare House ‘totally unacceptable’

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Monday, February 5th, 2018
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Newry and Armagh MP Mickey Brady has said that the current living conditions for residents in Clare House at North Street were totally unacceptable.

He said it was now time for decisive action by the Housing Executive to address the situation.



The MP, who visited the residential facility along with his Sinn Féin colleagues Councillors Charlie Casey and Valerie Harte and senior Housing Executive Management, praised the residents of the complex for their fortitude in the “long running and totally unacceptable saga”.

“Apart from a small number of individual owner occupied flats, this block is owned and maintained by the Housing Executive. The level of damp and decay in the apartments is appalling and an absolute indictment of the Housing Executive.



“This is a long running and totally unacceptable saga. The Housing Executive have been fully aware of the issues involved.

He continued, “Residents outlined once again the conditions they are living in to the Regional Manager and other Housing Executive Officers. Myself and my colleagues can’t praise enough the residents of Clare House who for many years now have faced frustration and dismissal. They have shown great fortitude.”

The MP said that he felt the most recent engagement with the Housing Executive and residents on site at Clare House had been constructive.  “We felt today that the meeting was constructive, however the Housing Executive are now in no doubt that the time for talking has stopped and that there now needs to be action.



Brady added, “The residents are entitled to a safe, secure and healthy living environment.”

More on this story

Clare House, Newry economic appraisal expected by end of July

Commitment to address damp and deterioration at Clare House

Living conditions at Newry’s Clare House described as ‘disgraceful’

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