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Wednesday, 25th March 2020

Hall seeks clarification on ban on caravan dwelling

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Councillor Michelle Hall.

Among the restrictions announced yesterday by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in the fight against the Covid-19 virus was that caravan parks were to close and he imposed a ban on people living in their caravans.

This has led to much concern among people who live full time in caravans and Termonfeckin based Councillor Michelle Hall says she has been receiving calls from concerned residents who are currently living in their caravans with no other accommodation to move to.

Hall says she is seeking clarification through the Labour TDs in the Dail today, that residents in caravan parks can be allowed stay and not be made homeless.

“This situation will compound our homeless problems and potentially be putting these residents lives at risk by placing them in accommodation such as B&Bs which may not be deep cleaned and leaving them open to contamination of the Coronavirus” she said.

“The legislation is before the Dail today to be enacted and the Labour Party will seek clarification on the unique status of caravan parks for worried residents”.

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