€2.5 Million Housing Project for Feakle is a step in the right direction – Minister for Employment and Small Business Pat Breen.

October 6th, 2016 - Pat Breen

A €2.5 million investment in Local Authority Housing for Feakle is a step in the right direction towards addressing a housing shortage in Clare, according to Minister for Employment and Small Business Pat Breen.
The minister made the statement as he revealed a provisional budget of €2,452,805 has been approved for the construction of 10 new homes in the village of Feakle.

“Clare County Council is to be allocated funding close to €2.5 million for the construction of these much needed homes. The funding is part of the Rebuilding Ireland plan that aims to tackle the housing shortage in Ireland and across County Clare,” said Minister Breen.

“Funding of new Local Authority houses is just one of the ways the Government is tackling the homelessness and housing shortage issue, but funding alone will not solve all our housing problems in the short term

“We must also prioritise better use of existing homes and improving the rental sector, and that is what the Rebuilding Ireland plan is also considering. Clare County Council is also working to refurbish vacant Local Authority Homes and has the option to purchase as well as building new homes to add to its housing stock,” said the Fine Gael Minister.

“Of course new homes are also required as a matter of urgency, and the funding of such projects as these 10 new housing units in Feakle are a step in the right direction. The announcement of these 10 new housing units follows on from the announcement last year of 10 new housing units for Sea View Park Quilty and 15 units at Tullyglass Shannon,” he added.

“Having a warm, dry and secure place to live is one of life’s essential needs, and while there is no easy solution to the current housing need, we must continue to work hard and effectively to provide homes for all of our citizens.”