HOUSES FOR THE IRISH Michael McGrath election demand
My canvas will shoot off at Callan next week.
I’ll be concentrating on my theme of WELCOME TO THE REFUGEES, BUT HOUSES FOR THE IRISH.
The refugees will be accommodated in the hostels, hotels and reception centres while those Irish locals on the housing list must get priority for the houses.
Then as soon as all those are housed the refugees will be granted houses next.
Then the third tier for housing will be the asylum seekers.
The supply of local authority houses is a concern to everybody, irrespective of race, creed or origin, because people need to know that they can live in houses close to their relatives.
As a councillor and with the backing of some like-minded councillors, this would be a priority and inflexible demand by me on behalf of the people of Callan, Thomastown, Graiguenamanagh and allover Mid county Kilkenny that I now campaign for election to represent on Kilkenny County Council.
I have visited a Direct Provision centre and would not have minded it at all when I was a young lad in London.