Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Housing, Planning and Local Government

Role of Chairperson of Housing Agency and Related Matters: Discussion

1:30 pm

Photo of Mick BarryMick Barry (Cork North Central, Solidarity) | Oireachtas source

I have not finished asking my question. From what Mr. Skehan said, I took it that we should be proud of the fact that we do not have that scenario here. I am asking him whether he thinks it appropriate as chairman of the Housing Agency at a time when there are more than 8,000 people in emergency accommodation, including a record 3,000 plus children, to say we should be proud that we do not have hundreds of thousands of people living in trailer parks as is the case in the US. That is an incredible comment. It is an offensive comment.


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