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Deputy Wynne pledges to donate €12,000 rent arrears to charity

POLL-topper Violet-Anne Wynne has pledged to donate her estimated rent arrears of €12,000 to a mental health charity following her eviction from social housing a few years ago. The Kilrush-based mother-of-five created a political sensation by becoming the first Sinn Féin candidate to win a Dáil seat in almost 100 years after securing 8,987 first preferences in the General Election. Rural Resettlement Ireland (RRI) took a case against Violet-Anne Wynne and her partner John Montaine to respond to a claim notice issued for the sum of €12,126 being the amount of four years’ rent arrears up to June 3rd, 2016, according to court documents. RRI were granted a decree for the repossession of one of their dwellings in Tullycrine, Kilrush by Ennis District Court on July 28, 2017 with a two month stay. A weekly rent of €63.64 was set under a letting agreement dated December 1, 2011 and the family remained in the Tullycrine house until December 2017. Ms …

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poll-topper asked to donate €12,000 rent arrears to homeless charity

GENERAL Election poll topper Violet-Anne Wynne has chosen to remain tight-lipped on a request to make a donation to a homeless charity of her estimated rent arrears of €12,000, following her eviction from social housing. The Kilrush-based mother-of-five created a political sensation on Monday by becoming the first Sinn Féin candidate to win a Dáil seat in Clare for the first time since 1917 after securing almost 9,000 first preferences. Last week, Deputy Wynne claimed the person who decided to publicise information about her court case with Rural Resettlement Ireland (RRI) was “politically motivated” to negatively impact on her campaign. Speaking after her sensational election, she said the Clare Champion’s lead story actually helped her to win a seat. “I think people felt they could relate to me, I got a lot of messages of support, a lot of people saying they’ve either been in that situation or they know someone who has been in that situation before. A lot …

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Dublin’s ‘new homeless’ could save West Clare schools

KILBAHA based Rural Resettlement Ireland (RRI) founder, Jim Connolly has said some of Dublin’s ‘new homeless’ could move to West Clare and save some rural schools from closing. In fact, Mr Connolly revealed that three schools are about to benefit from families who have moved in recent times to the west of the county. “This summer three families have moved into villages in West Clare. In the three cases they are providing sufficient children to the local primary schools to save three teachers jobs,” he said. On a broader note, Mr Connolly says that his organisation, whose funding was cut in 2012, has been receiving numerous requests from newly homeless people in Dublin regarding a move to West Clare, Mayo, Roscommon and Leitrim. Approximately 150 homeless families, with more than 300 children, are currently living in temporary accommodation in Dublin hotels. “They are classed as the ‘new homeless’ in a sense. They are people who had the wherewithal to get …

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