Adams calls for Dundalk halting site to be refurbished

Sinn Féin has said that a halting site in Dundalk, where residents have been told to leave, should instead be refurbished.

Party leader Gerry Adams said that it is unjust to evict people from their homes when there is no re-location plan in place.

Twelve families were recently removed from Woodlands Park by the local council.

This Wednesday has been set at the eviction day for residents from the site.

Deputy Adams said that 20 children and a number of pregnant women are among those who have been told to move.

"They've no where to go," he said.

"I mean, where can they go? One woman told me that they slept in cars, one woman told me she slept in the back of a van.

"There's no plan at all by the council to re-house [them], and as a result of Government policy, Louth County Council didn't build any affordable and social housing last year at all."


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