Council meets Letterkenny residents left homeless after fire

Emergency accommodation extended to Friday

By Eamonn McFadden

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Council meets Letterkenny residents left homeless after fire

The scene of the fire in Rosemount Lane.

Residents left homeless after last week’s fire at a car park under an apartment block in Letterkenny will be allowed to remain in hotel accommodation in the coming days. 

Last night Donegal County Council Housing officials met with a number of the residents affected by the recent fire at Rosemount Lane, along with an official from the Department of Social Protection.  

The residents have been accommodated in Dillon’s Hotel since last Friday and this arrangement has been extended to Friday, 7th October

According to the council, the situation will be “kept under review”.

Residents were advised of a number of accommodation options available to them, along with details of emergency supports that could be made available depending on individual circumstances and residents are currently considering an option that is available immediately.

Donegal County Council said it appreciates the difficult situation faced by those affected by the recent fire and we would like to assure those affected that we will continue to assist in any way possible.  

A statement issued last evening, the council says they have been in regular contact with the manager of the complex at Rosemount regarding when the accommodation is expected to be available again and whether the complex insurance will assist those affected with accommodation costs.

“It is likely to be a number of months before this accommodation will be available again and for this reason residents have been advised to try and secure alternative private rented accommodation until the apartments are available for occupation again,” the statement said.

It added: “The council has contacted letting agencies and passed on details of accommodation currently available in Letterkenny to the residents The residents have been advised to keep in touch with the council regarding their individual situations and again we wish to confirm that we will continue to assist in any way possible.”