'Stop promising people houses,' Cathaoirleach of Carlow hits out at 'dishonest' behaviour

Cllr Brian O'Donoghue says promising people social housing is 'not our role and is totally dishonest'

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Cathaoirleach of Carlow County Council, Brian O'Donoghue

"Stop promising people houses," the Cathaoirleach of Carlow County Council has said in scathing criticism of local representatives. 

Cllr Brian O'Donoghue hit out at those who promise people social housing and told a meeting of Carlow Municipal District that it is "not our role". 

He said: "Every housing representation I get starts with x, y and z promised me a house. Stop promising people houses. It's not our role. We are not in a room making the decision. It's totally dishonest and unfair on people. 

"TDs, Senators too, people need to know it's not our role. Telling people they're guaranteed to get a house is totally dishonest."