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Housing agency head: No evidence people are ‘gaming the system’

John O’Connor distances himself from agency chairman Skehan’s widely criticised claim

Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer

@whytebarry
7th January, 2018
Chief executive John O’Connor

The chief executive of the Housing Agency has distanced himself from controversial comments about the homeless by the agency’s newly reappointed chairman.

Chief executive John O’Connor believes that the real problem with homelessness is the lack of housing supply, rather than anyone ‘gaming the system’.

O’Connor was responding to widespread criticism of comments by Housing Agency chairman Conor Skehan, who said in a recent interview that he believed that...

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