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

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Monday, December 14th, 2015
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Sinn Fein MLA Conor Murphy has blasted living conditions in Clare House on North Street in Newry as “disgraceful.”

Murphy described living conditions in Clare House as disgraceful

Murphy described living conditions in Clare House as disgraceful

He visited Clare House with Mickey Brady and Councillor Valerie Harte after a number of residents brought living conditions there to their attention.

“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 an issue the HE are fully aware of as they have produced a report on the state of the building but disgracefully refuse to share its finding with tenants.

“They have said they’ll make a decision on the building in the new year but such a vague assurance is of little comfort to those living there given the health implications of such a degree of damp, particularly for elderly residents or those with young children. This is an issue that needs to be treated as a matter of urgency.

“I will be raising it directly with the Social Development Minister Mervyn Storey at the next available opportunity and I’ll be urging him to take immediate action to deal with the terrible conditions residents are living in and give them some certainty about their future,” Murphy added.

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  1. M Moore

    Sinn Féin passing the buck yet again to another Minister. Why do we bother voting for them when they don’t do anything? The whole area is a disgrace, from the subway, to the so called car park which used to be North St flats but which is now a complete eyesore. Added to the cars which park on the pavement restricting access the place badly needs a complete overhaul.

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