Read a piece in the Irish Times this morning about Tom McFeely, an ex-IRA volunteer and now director of a building company, having proceedings initiated against his company by Offaly County Council for failing to finish a housing estate in Portarlington, Na Cluainte estate, two years after the last of 85 houses was finished.
One woman living in the estate is quoted as saying that her back garden was under two feet of water during the winter months and she cannot let her three year old daughter out in case she'd drown. Another says that temporary fencing erected four years ago is still there and McFeely's trucks are still going in and out of the supposed green area which they describe as a cross between a swamp and a building site.
A spokesperson for McFeely's company is quoted as rejecting the residents' criticisms.
Don't know if Mr McFeely is a still a member of 'the Republican movement' but was wondering if any SF supporters on politics.ie could use whatever influence they have to sort it out? This is huge problem up and down the country in the newer estates.