There have been 43 breaches of tenancy cases recorded in Monaghan local authority housing as of September.
These breaches fall under five categories and exclude rent related breaches.
A full breakdown of tenancy breaches dating from the 1st of January to the 9th of September this year was presented to members of the Monaghan Joint Policing Committee at their November meeting.
They showed that 37 of the cases were Category C offences, which are simply noted as 'Other, Non Rent Related' breaches.
5 were connected to Non-Drug related Anti-Social behaviour activity, which covers any property damage or hostility to another person.
4 properties were voluntarily surrendered which came following tenancy warnings and the initiation of legal action, while 1 statutory warning was served over this period.
However, it was the 1 Category A drug activity breach that raised concern, with committee member Raymond Aughey questioning the protocol when there is drug activity in a local authority house.
There was uncertainty surrounding this, with Director of Services Cathal Flynn stating that regardless of the offence the housing need still exists.
Speaking to Shannonside Northern Sound councillor Aughey stated he feels anyone found to be dealing drugs in a local authority house should be removed: