Mayo Sinn Fein Deputy, Rose Conway Walsh says the Minister must look again at how people earning 100,000 euro a year can avail of affordable housing schemes, when no such schemes are even available in this county.

The Government's affordable homes scheme is under fire today after it emerged that people earning up to 100 thousand euro a year are eligible to apply.

Interest free subsidies are awarded under the Affordable Housing Fund which sees local authorities provide an equity stake to make the homes more affordable.

The councils are also providing the land and serviced sites to developers so the housing can be built.

Anyone earning up to 100 thousand euro a year can qualify under an affordable housing scheme, if they've received two letters of refusal from mortgage providers.

Deputy Rose Conway Walsh told Midwest News Editor Teresa O’Malley that Minister Darragh O’Brien needs to look again at the criteria around affordable housing schemes, in light of the present crisis in housing availability for so many..