Modular homes could be the way to reduce the high number of people on the social housing list in the county.
That's the view of County Monaghan and Fine Gael Councillor Richard Truell.
Modular homes should be used to house local families most in need according to the councillor. A motion was brought before a recent sitting of the Ballybay/Clones Municipal District by Cllr. Richard Truell calling on the use of modular units to help combat the local authority housing lists.
The motion that was officially seconded by Cllr Pat Treanor will now see this motion passed on to the Minister of Housing Darragh O Brien, Monaghan County Council and all relevant Oireachtas members locally. Sinn Fein Councillor Pat Treanor did ask for an amendment to be made to the motion that would call on the eviction ban to continue until the use of modular homes be implemented.
The local councillor is surprised that modular units being the answer to help the housing situation isn't being discussed more at government and county council levels. Cllr Truell said that the role of modular housing could really play a vital role across Monaghan and the entire country.