Further investment in Clare’s Local Authority Housing Stock announced this afternoon – Minister Pat Breen.

October 13th, 2016 - Pat Breen

Minister for Employment and Small Business Pat Breen has revealed that Clare’s Local Authority Housing Stock is to increase yet again after the Department of Housing approved a further €1.43 million investment this afternoon (Thursday).

“The €1,436,022 has been granted for seven new homes in Knockbrack Lower in Clonlara. This is phase two of the Glor na Srutha development and is part of the Local Authority Housing Construction Programme,” said Minister Breen.

“The approval of this funding follows an announcement earlier this month that €2.5 million is to be invested in Local Authority Housing in Feakle. This is all a move in the right direction towards dealing with the housing shortage issue in the county,” said the Fine Gael TD.

“As I have said previously this 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 continue to prioritise better use of existing homes and improving the rental sector. 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.,” added Minister Breen.

A further 10 new housing units were announced for Sea View Park Quilty and 15 units for Tullyglass Shannon last year.