The Irish people of Killmalock, Co. Limerick has spoken and resoundingly rejected the government’s plot to use their taxpayer euros to build a refugee plantation consisting of 30 modular homes in their vicinity.
Cllr PJ Carey said he received over 1,300 signatures to a petition titled “Stop modular homes in Kilmallock – our systems are overloaded” on Sunday from a number of residents of the town’s Radharc na Cille housing estate who organised.
The Sinn Fein councillor said locals have “numerous valid concerns including a lack of services and infrastructure”.
The plantation, which would have a 60-year lifespan, will consist of 30 two-bed semi-detached units, each designed to accommodate a refugee family of four and while Irish taxpayer will foot the bill and in spite on an unprecedented homelessness crisis, no Irish need apply to be housed in these properties.
Cllr Carey has called for a meeting with the Minister for the Office of Public Works Patrick O’Donovan, as it is the OPW which is heading up the plan for this particular plantation.
As is standard practice, the Irish citizens of this town had no consolation from the government before plans were approved for the new plantation and it is feared that authorities are once again prepared to simply ignore the peaceful, democratic will of locals.
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