Housing and supporting rural Ireland have been flagged as key issues ahead of local elections

Housing and supporting rural Ireland have been flagged by Cavan Town residents as the key issues ahead of this week’s local elections.

Voters go to the polls across the country in the local and European elections on Friday.

People in Cavan town told Northern Sound News that the number of derelict houses throughout the county and homelessness were among the most important issues for them.

However, others hoped that some candidates would advocate for Ireland to leave the EU and that something would be done to restore the sense of community in rural areas: