Tuesday, 14 February 2012
Micheál Martin (Leader of the Opposition; Cork South Central, Fianna Fail)
The Taoiseach has asked us for solutions. Senator Averil Power spoke to the residents at last week's meeting. She told me that in Belmaine and Clongriffin there are currently many empty NAMA houses in estates. Surely some creative thinking can go into this whereby people could work with the city council, NAMA and others to do the humanitarian thing. This is an exceptional situation. I have not come across a situation like this where more than 60 families, including 256 residents, have had to leave their homes.