Marian Harkin TD hopeful of attitude shift on one-off housing

A Sligo Leitrim Independent TD is welcoming what she says is a positive indication from government about one-off rural housing.

Marian Harkin says that when she spoke in the Dail on the issue in recent days, the Minister for Local Government had acknowledged that the matter needs to be looked at differently than it has in the past.

The Independent TD says the present Covid-19 lockdown has shown the importance of people being able to work from home but people in Leitrim are often denied that chance because of site suitability under water discharge guidelines.

She says that Minister of State john Paul Phelan did acknowledge in his reply that it is an issue that needs further investigation.