Leitrim has one application for rural resettlement

Fiona Heavey

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Fiona Heavey

Leitrim has one application for rural resettlement

Kiltyclogher

Leitrim County Council said they believe there is at least one person who has applied to be moved to Co Leitrim as part of the rural Resettlement programme.

The issues arose this month when Cllr Sean McDermott asked the council to engang with Rural Resettlement regarding stabilizing the school numbers in rural area.

The Glenfarne councillor pointed out that Kiltyclogher has a "serious issue with school numbers." He said the Rural Resettlement had previously built houses in the North Leitrim village and "some people stayed there. He commented the programme could be "life saving" for some rural area. Cllr Mary Bohan supported the motion.

The council said the rural resettlement programme is open and there is at least one application for the county. The spokesperson said landlords should notify the council or Rural Resettlement to say they have vacant houses for rent.

Cllr Padraig Fallon asked that the council put forward a point of contact for local communities to help with paperwork.