The following motion I submitted was passed by a majority of councillors at the April meeting of Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council:

“That the Chief Executive, in light of assertions recently made by the Housing Agency that previous census figures indicate a vacancy number of approximately 230,000 housing units, supports incentives and supports in a co-operative, national policy dimension to facilitate offers of accommodation being made to interested Local Authority applicants from across the country with respect to a compiled list of these housing units, and will communicate this proposal to the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government.”