Quinn claims new council tenant purchase scheme discriminates against carers

Mick Quinn

A Donegal County Councillor has expressed concern over a new tenant purchase scheme for council tenants, claiming it lacks fairness, and does not provide for access to all.

Under the new scheme, council tenants are allowed to purchase their home at a discount of up to 60 per cent on the market price.

This applies to people with incomes less than 20 thousand euro a year while those earning up to 30 thousand will get half off the market price.

However Councillor Mick Quinn says the scheme excludes people with certain occupations, and he believes that amounts to discrimination.................