Cllr Naoise Ó Cearúil has expressed his outrage at the claim that plans by developer Cairn Homes to build 400 homes in Maynooth could be in danger due to Irish Water’s lack of supply capacity.
It has been reported at the weekend that Irish Water only has the ability to cater for 40 homes rather than the anticipated 400 in the housing scheme.
Naoise said, “This shows complete ineptitude on behalf of Irish Water and the Government.”
“Powers over water were removed from the County Councils and given to Irish Water and this shows their inability to deal with those functions.”
“We are crying out for more housing in Maynooth and the entire future development of the town, including the Ring Roads is based on these future developments. Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe needs to step in here if he is serious about the Government’s Rebuilding Ireland programme.”
The Fianna Fail politician continued, “The people of Maynooth and surrounding areas need more housing urgently and the lack of supply has increased rent levels to those on par with Dublin.”
“The situation is going from bad to worse and Irish Water needs to up it’s game in helping solve this country’s housing crisis.”