Mayo County Councillors are to write to the Housing Minister Darragh O'Brien, calling for the income thresholds for council or social housing to be revised.

At present, a couple with two children earning over €27,500 do not qualify for local authority housing.

Killala-based Councillor Jarlath Munnelly believes families on the average industrial wage should qualify for social housing.

Councillor Munnelly had a notice of motion before yesterday's monthly meeting of Mayo County Council, calling on the Department of Housing to carry out a review of the social housing income limits, which received the support of his colleagues.

The FG councillor has been telling Midwest News why he believes the income limits need to be raised....



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