John O’Connor has taken over from Conor Skeehan at The Housing Agency and was interviewed by Pat Kenny at 9.15am this morning. Well worth a listen back to hear someone who is so hopelessly out of his dept and so unknowledgeable about hos own organisation.
He stumbled through the interview from start to finish…he couldn’t even properly explain what the agency does. And when he did, it sounds like the agency is just another housing dept within a Local Authority except they are attached directly to the Dept of the Environment.
Towards the end Kenny asked him about illegal immigrants who are being put up in hotels at great expense because they are homeless. Should they not be either given leave to remain or deported asked Kenny but surely we shouldn’t be paying for accomm for illegals. After much mumbling about compassion and the Irish way, O’Connor said we would continue to house illegals whenever the need arose.