Minister O’ Brien officially opens new social housing schemes in Donegal.

Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage Darragh O’Brien TD visited Donegal to officially open 2 new social housing schemes, turn the sod on a new housing development and visit two social housing projects sites currently under construction. These developments represent an overall investment of almost €18.7m in Social Housing provision in Donegal under the Rebuilding Ireland Programme.

Minister O’Brien started his visit in Donegal Town in the morning with a site visit to the social and voluntary housing construction site at Railway Park, Donegal Town which will see 34 new social housing units constructed representing an investment of €5.3m.  This development will incorporate 24 social housing units and 10 voluntary accommodation units delivered in conjunction with Oaklee Housing Association.

In Killybegs the Minister officially opened a new housing scheme at Emerald Drive, Killybegs.  The development includes 5 two bedroom units and 4 three bedroom units totalling an investment of €1.75m.

The Minister also turned the sod at Council owned lands at Raphoe which will see the construction of a social housing development of 18 units, consisting of 4 two bed, 6 three bed and 1 special needs dwelling at a cost of approximately €2.7m.

In Newtowncunningham the Minister officially opened a new turnkey housing scheme at Heathhill, Newtowncunningham.  The development includes 19 social housing units comprising of 13 three bed and 6 four bed units representing an investment of approximately €4m.

In Buncrana the Minister made a site visit to the social housing construction site at Rockytown, Buncrana which will see 21 social housing units constructed at a cost of approximately €4.9m

The day concluded with the launch of Defective Concrete Blocks Grant Scheme at the Inishowen Gateway Hotel, Buncrana.