Ballinacurra Weston resident complains about the deplorable condition of the house he and his family rent from Limerick Corporation.

Ballinacurra Weston, situated on the southside of Limerick City was built in the 1950s as a solution to inadequate housing and inner city slums.

For the past seven years James McAllister and his family have been living in Ballinacurra Weston in a house rented from Limerick Corporation. James McAllister and his wife have five children ranging in age from 16 months to 15 years. Their 13 year old son is on medication for asthma and bronchitis.

James McAllister complains about the unacceptable living conditions the family endure in their rental home. The window frames of their house are so rotten they are unable to hold panes of glass. To keep out the cold, the windows are covered with plastic sheeting.

Whenever James McAllister seeks assistance from the Limerick Corporation maintenance department he is told,

We have no men, or we'll be down next week.

Limerick Corporation staff have been out to review the situation and stated,

The widows are in a bad condition.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 28 May 1982. The reporter is Peter McNiff.