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Letter to be sent to Tuath Housing over unfinished Carrickmacross housing estate despite 'issue being with contractor'

Aug 3, 2022 07:13 By News Northern Sound
Letter to be sent to Tuath Housing over unfinished Carrickmacross housing estate despite 'issue being with contractor'
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Cllr PJ O'Hanlon noted that Tuath has been before the MD twice, and that the "issues are not with them, but with the contractor".

A letter is to be sent to Tuath Housing seeking an update on an unfinished housing estate on the Old Ardee Road in Carrickmacross.

While seven units are complete at Closedrummond Estate, work has ceased on other properties.

However, some councillors questioned sending a letter to the housing body, because the issue is instead with the contractor.

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At a recent Carrickmacross-Castleblayney MD meeting, Colm Carthy noted that councillors "requested an update and were told to give Tuath Housing some time".

Cllr Carthy then requested that the MD write to Tuath to get an update on Closedrummond Estate in time for the September meeting.

However, PJ O'Hanlon said Tuath has been before the MD twice, and that the "issues are not with them, but with the contractor".

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But Cllr Aoife McCooey supported the move, and said that while Tuath is not at fault, "they are our only point of contact".

Meanwhile, Noel Keelan said the public know it is not Tuath's fault, but the housing body said "they were happy to keep us updated and we are just looking an update".

He added that we are "not looking for the third secret of Fatima".

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Colm Carthy agreed that "no one is suggesting that this is Tuath's fault" but that he was "seeking an update on where things lie".

PJ O'Hanlon then agreed to support the motion, but said it would be the "last time" he supports writing to Tuath over the issue as the "fault does not lie with them".

Elsewhere, works to fencing and hoardings around the unfinished site will be completed next week.

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Cllr Noel Keelan recently called for the hoarding to be replaced and MD Co-ordinator Damien Thornton confirmed at the recent MD meeting that the works will be completed this week.

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