Cork Woman Facing Eviction Say...


Cork Woman Facing Eviction Says She Has Greater Chance Of Winning Lotto Than Of Securing New Home For Her Family

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04:38 3 Apr 2023

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A Cork woman facing eviction from her house says she has a greater chance of winning the lotto than she has of securing a new home for her family.

Niamh O'Connor, her husband and five children aged from 6 months to 15 years face losing their rented home of 11 years following the lifting of the eviction ban.

The Carrigtwohill mum says they were due to leave the rented home last Saturday but are still there as Niamh says she has found it impossible to find a suitable place for the family to move.

Niamh says Cork County Council told her that she could be offered emergency accommodation in a hotel or B&B, however she says the room could end being anywhere in Ireland.

Speaking to RedFM News, Niamh says they have been looking for a new place to live for almost a year:

"We were due to leave the house on Saturday, 1st April - the day the eviction ban was to be lifted. And we've been kind of searching since last May really for another property to to rent in East Cork. But with every property we went to see and email and view nothing has come about. I probably have more chance of winning the lotto right now than I would of securing another property to rent.
It's next to near impossible to be honest".

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