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Government appoints housing taskforce after councils criticised

Thu, Feb 21, 2019

A special taskforce charged with increasing the availability of affordable and social housing in Galway is to be established by the Government, following the publication of housing figures which claim that Galway’s two local authorities are among the worst in the country for providing housing.

The Galway Housing Delivery Taskforce will be established by the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, Eoghan Murphy, and will identify and address issues that are preventing young families and others with housing needs from securing homes.

The membership of the Taskforce will consist of the Chief Executives of Galway City and County Councils, the Directors of Housing and housing department staff at the councils, senior officials from the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government as well as a representative of the Approved Housing Body sector.


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