Complaints over heating at sheltered housing

L-r: Clare Lombard, Brendan O'Brien and Gerry O'Donovan are Cluain Dara residents who say the heating arrangement at their sheltered housing facility leaves them cold. (Photo: Ellie O'Byrne)

Heating arrangements at Cluain Dara in Fermoy have been called into question by some residents of the sheltered accommodation, who say they must spend extra money on fuel when they are cold. 

“I get up at 6.30 and I turn on the grill in the cooker to stay warm until the heating comes on,” Gerry O’Donovan, who has lived in Cluain Dara for 10 years, said. “I buy coal, but that’s very expensive. Sometimes I go out for a spin in the car and turn the heating up full to get warm.” 

Clare Lombard, who is Mr O’Donovan’s next door neighbour at Cluain Dara agreed, saying that she has recently had to ‘go out for walks’ to warm up. 

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