Public meeting on housing taking place in Clonmel tonight

The difficulties facing people trying to access local authority housing in Tipperary will be one of the issues up for discussion at a public meeting this evening.

3,500 families are on the housing list in the Premier County with 120,000 across the country.

A number of guest speakers will address the gathering in the Park Hotel in Clonmel – they include Dr Rory Hearne of TASC and Mike Allen of Focus Ireland.

The meeting is organised by Independent TD Seamus Healy – he says the lack of new local authority houses in Tipperary is a major part of the problem.