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Govt wants to build 167 beautiful houses for 686 Ukrainians in Roscommon

A plan to build 167 modular houses in County Roscommon has been put out in order to house up to 686 migrants from Ukraine, reports Independent.

Plans have been disclosed by the Local Government Management Agency (LGMA) to build 167 modular dwellings on four locations in County Roscommon.

The plan calls for the construction of two locations in Roscommon Town and one each in Boyle and Ballaghaderreen in order to house 686 migrants from Ukraine.

The Local Government Management Agency presented the proposal to the Roscommon County Council earlier this week, and the body is now looking for the Council’s input on the ideas, reports Independent.

On the other hand, the absence of information of the significant progress has drawn criticism.

TD Claire Kerrane of Roscommon brought up the matter in the Dáil, stating that it was intolerable that elected officials were required to peruse the modular house blueprints in a local newspaper.

Deputy Kerrane stated that although she has interacted with communities, it is “totally unacceptable” that there has been no discussion about these initiatives.

“I have engaged repeatedly with communities in relation to seeking additional services for them where the population has increased and I have raised that in this house many, many times. I committed to communities that where there are plans in place for their area, I would inform them as is right and proper,” reports Independent.

“How can we do that when we are not informed ourselves and instead, we have to read it in a newspaper? It is totally unacceptable. Now, short of a landowner who is looking to do this coming to us and telling us they intend to this, and short of having a crystal ball, we cannot know that these plans are in place,” reports Independent.

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