The number of houses in the West Mayo Municipal District that appear to be left vacant is of concern in light of the number of people on the council housing waiting list, according to Fine Gael
Councillor in Westport Tereasa McGuire.

The Councillor sought clarification from council management at this week’s monthly meeting of West Mayo Municipal District as to the exact number of vacant houses in the area.

She said that a national initiative, spearheaded by Director of Services Tom Gilligan called vacanthomes.ie , should indicate how many homes are left vacant in the area.

Council management said they did not have the figures to hand, but would secure them for the Councillor but explained that it is always a fluid situation as to how many houses are vacant at any given time due to a variety of circumstances.

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