Almost 2,000 local people are waiting on social housing

There are almost 2,000 people waiting on the social housing list locally.

According to figures provided by the local authorities, there are over 1,000 (1,049) applicants on the housing list in County Monaghan.

Meanwhile, there are almost 900 (895) people waiting on social housing in Cavan.

Of those in Monaghan, 543 applicants are in receipt of social support in the form of either HAP, RAS, Voluntary or Council Housing.

In Cavan, 655 people on the list are in receipt of the same social supports.