Dampness in council homes continues

Severe damp in walls, ceilings and floors in some homes in a Carrick-on-Suir council housing estate hasn’t been resolved three years after the problem was highlighted.

Severe damp in walls, ceilings and floors in some homes in a Carrick-on-Suir council housing estate hasn’t been resolved three years after the problem was highlighted.

That’s the message Cllr Margaret Croke issued to Town Council management when she again called for the problem at three homes Seskin Court in Carrickbeg to be addressed at the July meeting of the local authority.

The Fine Gael councillor, who tabled a motion seeking action to tackle the dampness in ceilings and floors in the houses as well as subsidence in footpaths around some houses on the estate, said it was three years since she put a similar motion to the Town Council.

“I returned there on the request of one family last week and saw black dampness in the corners of ceilings in bedrooms. One young girl asked me is that why I am sick most of the time. I hadn’t an answer and hope not.”

She said the original three households that reported the dampness still have the problem.

Mayor of Carrick-on-Suir Cllr Liam Walsh referred the motion to the Council’s Housing Committee, which was scheduled to receive a report on the issue at its meeting this week.