Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Questions (448)

Patricia Ryan

Question:

448. Deputy Patricia Ryan asked the Minister for Defence the action he will take to assist the overholding residents of a location (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37786/20]

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Written answers (Question to Defence)

The provision of housing for members of the public is a matter in the first instance for the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage and my Department assists in any way it can in support of such applications for housing assistance, when requested to do so.

Currently, there are six properties being overheld at O’Higgins Terrace, the Curragh Camp. My Department seeks to continue to regularise Overholding cases without recourse to legal action where possible.

The Deputy can be assured that my Department will continue to resolve matters relating to the properties in a sensitive manner, particularly those properties that may be occupied by vulnerable persons.