Minister Eoghan Murphy performs official openings and sod turning on range of Social Housing Projects in Co. Leitrim

Minister Eoghan Murphy performs official openings and sod turning on range of Social Housing Projects in Co. Leitrim

· Minister Eoghan Murphy performs the sod turning  on the new 27 Social Houses at Pairceanna an Bhaile, Carrick on Shannon

· Minister Murphy cuts ribbon to mark official opening of new 7 House Turnkey Development at Knockmacrory Heights, Rooskey

· Minister Murphy commends recently completed and tenanted 9 House Turnkey Development at Radharc an Baile, Drumshanbo

· Minister Murphy performs official opening of 10  Social Houses in  Cnoc an Luir, Drumshanbo by Tuath Housing Association in partnership with Leitrim County Council  

· Total Capital Investment  of approximately €12 million on the 4 Social Housing Projects encompassing 53 new homes

Minister for Housing ,Planning and Local Government, Eoghan Murphy TD performed the official sod turning for the construction of 27 Social Houses at the new Pairceanna an Baile development in Townparks, Carrick on Shannon  this morning.

The scheme which is being constructed by Kilcawley Construction Ltd.   has a construction budget of approximately €6 million. The scheme will consist of  six semi-detached single storey two-bed units; one detached single storey two-bed unit; twelve semi-detached two storey two-bed units and eight semi-detached two storey three bed units with associated external and site development work. The programme for the project will see the development substantially completed by the end of 2020.

The Minister also cut the ribbon to mark the official opening of the recently completed Turnkey development at Knockmacrory Heights, Rooskey which consists of 7 four bedroom houses. The contractor for this project was Setia Construction. Minister Murphy met with and handed over the keys to a number of the new tenants the majority of which have been living in private rented accommodation, with the others moving to homes more suited to their family size.

Minister Murphy officially opened the Cnoc an Luir development in Drumshanbo where Tuath Housing in partnership with Leitrim County Council have just completed the delivery of 10 three bedroom houses which will be occupied before Christmas.The Minister also acknowledged the recently completed and tenanted turnkey development at Radharc an Baile, Drumshanbo where Leitrim County Council working with the contractor EVB Construction Ltd. delivered 9 three bedroom social houses.

Speaking at the at the sod turning at Pairceanna an Bhaile, Carrick on Shannonthe Cathaoirleach of Leitrim County Council, Cllr. Enda McGloin commented:

" I am delighted to welcome Minister Murphy to Co. Leitrim and to accompany him to a number of  the social housing projects that are commencing or have been recently completed. The provision and maintenance of good quality safe homes is a core objective of the Councils vision for County Leitrim over the coming years. The elected members of Leitrim County working in conjunction with the executive are determined to meet the overall targets set for County Leitrim by the Ministers Department under the Rebuilding Ireland Strategy. It is my intention as Cathaoirleach that Leitrim County Council will work collaboratively with other key stakeholders in the Housing sector and ultimately deliver for those who require assistance in securing lifelong homes for themselves and their families.”

Mr. Lar Power, Chief Executive of Leitrim County Council commented on the new housing developments as follows:

“The attendance by Minister Murphy today at three significant social housing projects for Leitrim County Council is most welcome. The projects just launched and completed have a budget of approximately €12 million and will provide 53 homes for individuals and families alike. I wish to thank Minister Murphy and the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government for the funding and assistance received to date. Leitrim County Council will continue to identify current and future needs, secure the requisite funding and expeditiously deliver social housing for those that have an approved housing need in Co. Leitrim”.

Further information about this development is available from the Housing Delivery Unit of Leitrim County Council at 071 9650002 Ext 253 and on www.leitrimcoco.ie  and Justin Fannon jfannon@leitrimcoco.ie 

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