Cork City South Central
Michael Mohally is a native of Ballyphehane, he has spent his life in the building trade.
Being part of the Alliance in this election, Michael will help ensure that housing becomes the priority at City Hall. Having visited so many homes that are below Minimum Standards, full of damp, mold, leaking and in general disrepair, Michael wants to ensure housing inspections meet their 25% annual target – but in both private an public rented properties.
Tenants of public housing are treated as second class citizens by City Hall, rent reviews disregard all privacy issues and are only used to increase rents – even where the landlord, City Hall, is not filling its part of the rental agreement. Michael has called for tenants in public housing to be given access to the Residential Tenancy Board so that they can seek relief against City Hall’s neglect.
In the past few years Michael has taken a stronger interest in politics and community. Being a family man he is conscious of the serious housing crisis and how it is blocking young couples finding a home.
Active in Cork’s Housing Action Group Michael campaigned for the closure of Drinan Street Homeless Persons Unit. Drinan Street was complete unfit for use by homeless people, families in particular. That campaign was a success and the Unit closed before Christmas, homeless services are now provided directly through City Hall until a new purpose designed facility is found.
Michael works out of Ionad an Phobail, the Community Resource Centre at 99 Douglas Street, offering advice and assistance on housing issues, welfare and employment rights.
Michael is a QQI Qualified in Housing, Welfare and Employment Rights officer.