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“Urgent Action Needed at Council Level to Help People Without Heat This Winter’ – Kieran McCausland

Aontú representative for Upper Bann, Kieran McCausland, has echoed calls by Aontú Cllr Emmet Doyle for a council initiative to help people in the community who will be struggling to heat their homes over this Winter.

Speaking today, Mr McCausland said “Stormont has failed to take the radical action needed to avert the energy crisis this winter. Because of this, many people in our communities are going to be put into horrific situations, having to choose between driving to work, heating their home or feeding their family. The crisis facing us needs a response from every level of government, to help the most people possible. Aontú are calling for a council-led initiative to provide for those who will struggle to heat their homes this winter.” 

Mr McCausland continued “We are calling for councils to establish Warm Banks in Council Owned community centres, civic buildings and leisure facilities to provide a safe and warm place for people throughout the winter months. Working with community groups and partners can help put proper support in place for people. It's vital that those who will struggle with heating costs this winter are provided for with dignity and comfort.” 

“With the spiralling energy crisis, we desperately need an emergency response. We cannot allow the energy crisis to worsen for families. Stormont has failed to act. Councils must recognise the gravity of this emergency and try to find ways to support families within their community.” Concluded Mr McCausland 




By Aontú Press | 27 September, 2022

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