Kerry councillor says the county needs more one and two-bedroom homes for social housing

A Kerry councillor says the county needs more one and two-bedroom homes.

At a recent Killarney Municipal District Meeting, Councillor Niall Kelleher said Kerry County
Council needs to construct more one and two-bedroom homes for social housing needs.

Members of the Killarney MD were shown that there are 1,050 applicants in the district alone who are awaiting one or two-bedroom homes.

In comparison, a total of 428 applicants are awaiting three, four or five-bed homes.

Fianna Fáil Councillor Niall Kelleher says a solution must be found to the relatively small number of one-bedroom homes being constructed in the county.

Councillor Donal Grady said the former Killarney Town Council purposely stopped building one-bedroom homes in the past.

In response, Kerry County Council says all cases are dealt with on a case-by-case basis.