TD for Louth, Gerry Adams has revealed that funding for Housing Adaptions for disabled citizens in County Louth has been cut from €2,695,625 in 2010 to €1,203,835 in 2013, a 55% reduction.
The Louth TD strongly criticised these huge cuts that have been imposed by Fine Gael and Labour.
Funding for Housing Adaption schemes in local authorities across the State have been slashed by more than 50% since Fine Gael/Labour came to power in the midst of the greatest housing need the state has ever seen.
Teachta Adams received the information in a reply to a parliamentary question he tabled to the Minister of State at the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government Jan O’Sullivan TD.
The figures revealed that the total funding for the scheme to local authorities across the State had been cut from €99,131,173 in 2010 to €45,180,337 in 2013, a 55% cut.
Gerry Adams said: “Austerity from this government has hit the most vulnerable hardest.
“These include citizens with disabilities or mobility issues.
“They have been hit already with transport mobility grants, carers and disability services all being cut by this government.