Cork County Council Have Declared The Housing And Homelessness Crisis As An Emergency
The Council today accepted a motion calling on the Taoiseach to declare an emergency and to establish a National Emergency Committee.
Councillor Diarmaid O'Cadhla put the motion before the County Council and is now calling on the City Council to accept the motion for Cork to have a united stance on the issue.
The Council have also requested the Chief Executive to identify and report on possible emergency measures to address the crisis.
A 24 hour picket is to take place outside City Hall on February 27th demanding the Government to address the issue with urgency.
Speaking to RedFM News Councillor Diarmaid O'Cadhla says the crisis is severe and people are at the end of their tether:
More from Cork
Appeal Issued For Help In Tracing A Man Missing From West Cork
56-year-old Peter Oliver was last seen in the Skibbereen area on Monday
Mercy University Hospital puts visiting restrictions in place amid surge in patients with flu-like symptoms
Due to the high levels of flu in the community the Mercy University Hospital has put visiting restrictions in place at the hospital.
A Judicial Review Of Plans For The M28 Motorway Is To Be Heard Next Month
The controversial Cork to Ringaskiddy motorway was given the green light by An Bord Pleanála last year
Man Due In Court This Morning In Relation To Shandon Street Shop Robbery
The robbery at a shop on Shandon Street happened 10 days ago.
A Cork City Councillor Has Demanded City Hall Get Tough On Developers Who Sit On Landbanks
Cllr John Buttimer made the call after data emerged showing private developers had planning permission for over 3,400 homes in the City
Plans For Helipad At Cork University Hospital Hit Stumbling Block
Plans for a helicopter pad at Cork University Hospital have hit a stumbling block following noise and safety concerns from local residents